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Introduction to AthenaOS
Introduction to AthenaOS

AthenaOS - Purpose build Android based OS for Neuroscience Research

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Written by Siddhant Dangi
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AthenaOS stands as a pioneering operating system meticulously designed to cater to the intricate realm of bio-signal data analysis. Specifically tailored for the scrutiny of electroencephalography (EEG) data, this advanced OS is forged to elevate the understanding of brain activity. Operating on a foundation of Debian, AthenaOS diverges from traditional paths, marking an intentional shift from Android 12. This move is geared toward revolutionizing the analysis of bio-signals, offering optimized performance for running bio-signal analysis algorithms and applications.

NexStem Apps

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Enhanced Functionality with Wisdom Master Interface and SDKs

At the heart of this innovative ecosystem lies the Wisdom Master Interface, a gateway that directly links users with NexStem's advanced capabilities. This interface allows direct interaction with brain data streams, facilitating real-time access, analysis, and manipulation of data. Further amplifying this connectivity, WisdomSDKs for different programming languages like Python, Java, and JavaScript come into play. These SDKs offer wrappers that enable developers to effortlessly interface their preferred languages with the Wisdom Master Interface. This marriage of ease and power fosters an environment where the potential of brain research is within reach for all.

Unlocking Possibilities with WisdomAPI + WisdomSDK

NexStem's WisdomAPI and WisdomSDK represent a leap forward in EEG technology. With AthenaOS as the backbone, accessing WisdomAPI becomes a seamless journey. These APIs enable direct interaction with brain data streams from NexStem Instinct Device, simplifying complex data analysis into an intuitive process. This empowers researchers to inject innovation at every stage of data processing, fostering groundbreaking discoveries in brain research.
Moreover, the transition to Debian-based AthenaOS signifies more than just an operating system shift. It marks a shift towards embracing language-agnostic development. The WisdomSDK now supports popular programming languages like Python, Java, and JavaScript. This allows researchers to build applications using the programming language they're most proficient in, granting them greater flexibility and efficiency in their work. With WisdomAPI and WisdomSDK, NexStem is revolutionizing EEG research, making it more accessible and versatile than ever before. A significant advantage is that developers can delve into the creation of bespoke BCI applications without the necessity of starting from scratch or diving into complex code-writing.

Signal Processing Toolbox

It offers various functionalities such as streaming, data sampling, windowing, and a vast signal processing toolkit that includes blocks for creating filters, source estimation, statistical modelling, and data transformations.


Additionally, it provides blocks for plotting and visualizing data and inferences, including time series plots, FFT plots, band power plots, spectrograms, ERP plots, and other custom plots.

Machine Learning Toolbox

The SDK also features blocks for creating ML algorithms, including NexStem's own algorithms for SSVEP, P300, Motor Imagery, Emotion Classification, Facial Expression Detection, and Automated Artefact Rejection.

Overall, NexStem's comprehensive suite of tools and services is poised to transform the BCI landscape and pave the way for more advanced and accessible brain-computer interfaces. Visit our website to book a pre-order:

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