Recording file and MusePlayer problem


#1

Hi everyone,

I’m doing an internship for my last engineering school year.
It is about detecting drowsiness and fatigue with the muse headband. I have the Muse 2016.
It’s the first time for me doing this and I have different issues with my files that I don’t know how to fix. I already change the Bluetooth Dongle, The Muse headband (we have 3 of them in the lab), uninstall and reinstall MuseTools…

  1. I would like to see the raw data on Excel, so when I’m recording I change the file format .muse on MuseLab before recording by .csv. I created a Macro thanks to this link https://musemonitor.com/Macro.php
    But when I open my own data on Excel, all my file are like this I don’t understand:

_H žïGwê×A¢: _
_6Person0/drlref dd 1697142.857142857 1698754.5787545787 _
_y žïGwê×A¢k _
_gPerson0/notch_filtered_eeg dddd 836.3329274006965 846.3557048868624 859.2928286097697 845.3744493695119 _
_t žïGwê×A¢f _
_bPerson0/eeg dddddd 840.1098901098901 843.7362637362637 852.6007326007326 853.8095238095239 NaN NaN _
_x žïGwê×A¢j _
fPerson0/notch_filtered_eeg dddd 835.0441551374429 845.074620244205 861.1958858328821 846.3463929221982

Instead I should have this right ? (Data found on the forum)
10.21804200 /muse/eeg/raw f 809.3303 f 848.8099 f 832.36005 f 861.9697
10.21812600 /muse/eeg/raw f 824.13513 f 850.45483 f 834.005 f 852.0998
10.21818700 /muse/eeg/raw f 829.07007 f 848.8099 f 832.36005 f 870.1946
10.21826700 /muse/eeg/raw f 852.0998 f 848.8099 f 834.005 f 857.0347

–> What should I do to get correct data ?

  1. When I try to put the data in the Macro, it runs, but I have a graphic with hours on the y-axe and the Excel “line number” on the x-axis… When I tried to change the data it says that I can’t have more than 256 values on the y-axis. Maybe is it linked to my data file ?

    In the file “GraphnigData” I get this:
    |TimeStamp|Delta|Theta|Alpha|Beta|Gamma|
    |#VALUE!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|
    |#VALUE!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|
    |#VALUE!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|#DIV/0!|

–> Can someone explain me what is wrong ?

  1. I have to do a study with volunteers for my internship, so I will have to record data and re-open them later to study the results. I know that I should use MusePlayer. But when I try to open it, it runs for 2s and then closes automatically. So I install Python on the computer but it is still the same.
    –> Does anyone have the same problem ? What should I do ?

I’m sorry, it might be basic issue for some of you but I’m a beginner with this device and I’m not an expert in computing… I hope some of you can help me because I’m stuck for the moment…
Thank you very much for reading my post !!


#2

To use my Muse Monitor Excel Macro you must be using a CSV file created by Muse Monitor.

The CSV format that Muse Player creates is not compatible and very hard to graph, as you have seen!


#3

Hi Enigma644,

Thank you for your answer. Your MuseMonitor website is very interesting and I can’t wait to have compatible file to test everything.
Do you have any idea why MusePlayer isn’t working on my computer?


#4

Muse Player is a command line tool, you can’t just double click to run it unfortunately.
You can find info on how to use it here: http://developer.choosemuse.com/tools/museplayer


#5

Hi,
Thank you for your advise. I managed to change the file format with Command Promt. But when I open it on Excel I have a problem with the first column…
museexcelbug

I should get the date or hh:min instead right ?
So I don’t understand why the Monitor goes like this:

Do you have another advice to give me ?

Thank you very much for your answer.


#6

Interaxon’s Muse Player’s CSV format and my Muse Monitor’s CSV format is completely different. If you want to use my online graphing, you need to use a native Muse Monitor CSV file.

Interaxon’s format (shown above) puts different data types on each row which means you can not select a column of data to graph as each row is a different data type.

Muse Monitor’s CSV format puts each data type in it’s own column, making it much easier to graph.


#7

Thank you @Enigma644 for your answer, I understand better the difference now !
But muse monitor is only available (and charged) on smartphones right (Iphone or Android) ?
There is no way to get it directly on the computer ?


#8

Muse Monitor is only available for Android/Apple mobile devices as Bluetooth on Mac/PC is too unstable and rarely works. Also piracy is just too easy on non-mobile platforms.