SyncTool GUI

September 17th, 2012

by Nick Gillian


This MATLAB function loads a GUI front end for the MATLAB SyncTool functions, which allows to synchronize multimodal recordings of signals with SMPTE Time Code. Therefore you need to download the SyncTool functions and add them to a directory that Matlab can search, as well as Python and FFmpeg.  The SyncToolGUI loads an XML file created by the XML Creator  which has a defined SIEMPRE experiment. The SyncToolGUI parses the XML code and searches for any data that has been tagged with the appropriate keywords (see the SyncToolGUI main help file for a full description of the group and sensor keywords). The user then needs to set the input file names for each of the data types (a number of macros have been added to help with this – again see the main help file for a full description of the macros) in addition to providing the GUI with the file path of a file containing the SMPTE cut times for each take. When the user has entered all the relevant information they can they hit the Perform Sync button which will load and validate all the data the user wants the GUI to sync, and pass this data to the relevant sync tool functions. The synced data can then either be exported to a Matlab variable or it can be exported to the SIEMPRE broadcast wave format (see the main help file for more information on this).

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June 21st, 2012

EDAtool MATLAB function

EDAtool is a function for MATLAB to process Electrodermal signals (also known as Skin Conductance). The function removes and replaces artefacts, and separates the EDA into phasic and tonic components (more details below). Please send any comments to javier@jaimovich.cl


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June 21st, 2012

HRtool MATLAB function

HRtool is a function for MATLAB to extract a HR vector from an ECG or POX signal. The function removes and replaces abnormal beats, based on user parameters (details below). Please send any comments to javier@jaimovich.cl


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February 28th, 2012

SYNCTOOLS – A set of MATLAB functions for synchronization of multimodal signals

by Javier Jaimovich (2012)


These functions have been created to synchronize (offline) a multimodal recording across multiple devices. The only condition is for each device to receive a SMPTE TimeCode (TC). Detailed information of each function is provided in the help and example files.

» Read more: SyncTools

EMG High-Striker

September 6th, 2011

The MuSE team was back at the Science Gallery tent in Electric Picnic this year with the new 100% hammer free High Striker. We used electromyography to extract muscular tension, and used that to light the bulbs and ring the bell of our high-striker. For now just a snapshot of one of our top contestants.. soon a blog post with more details.

EMG High Striker - ElectricPicnic2011

Thanks to everyone that participated, it was great fun.

Video from BioRhythms at EyeBeam

July 7th, 2011

Check out this video from the inaguration night for the BioRhythms Exhibition at the EyeBeam Gallery, NYC

more info here

Arduino Pulse Generator for Synchronization Tests

May 22nd, 2011

A simple arduino script that generates a simultaneous TTL and audio pulse sequence for synchronization tests among different recording equipment (see SyncTools). The scripts allows variable intervals and the addition of jitter.

Download latest version (2.0)

Please send any comments to javier@jaimovich.cl

MuSE at EyeBeam NYC

May 20th, 2011

The MuSE team will be at the the World Science Festival in NYC with Emotion in Motion, Chain of Emotion and as part of the inauguration concerts of BioRhythm at EyeBeam.

More info here: http://worldsciencefestival.com/events/biorhythm


WABC (ABC – New York, NY) – VIDEO
New York Times – PDF

BioSuite+UnSound in New Scientist

April 11th, 2011

BioSuite Sensors

BioSuite and UnSound get a write up in New Scientist after the SXSW premiere!

Unsound-Physiologically driven cinema

February 24th, 2011

We’ve been collaborating with Belfast’s Filmtrip to create an exciting new type of cinema experience. Check it out at SXSW or the Belfast Film Festival.
More info at www.unsound-the-film.com