Supported Devices and Tools

For device applications and tools hosted on GitHub, please make sure to read the respective repository’s README and to check the release page for downloads.

The lab streaming layer was originally developed to facilitate human-subject experiments that involve multi-modal data acquisition, including both brain dynamics (primarily EEG), physiology (EOG, EMG, heart rate, respiration, skin conductance, etc.), as well as behavioral data (motion capture, eye tracking, touch interaction, facial expressions, etc.) and finally environmental and program state (for example, event markers).

Supported Biosignal Hardware

The majority of EEG systems on the market are currently compatible with LSL.

The following systems are supported by programs included in the LSL distribution (untested systems marked with a (u)):
The following devices support LSL via vendor-provided software:
The following are some of the devices we know about that support LSL natively through thirdparty software, but there are many others we don’t know about:
The following devices support LSL natively without any additional software:
The following systems are also supported by a separate program, the OpenViBE acquisition server, but note however that there is an outstanding issue that prevents streams acquired with OpenViBE from synchronizing with other LSL streams:
  • Brain Products QuickAmp, V-Amp, and BrainAmp series
  • CTF/VSM (u)
  • EGI NetAmp (u)
  • g.USBamp
  • Emotiv EPOC
  • Micromed SD LTM
  • MindMedia NeXus32
  • Mitsar EEG 202 (u)
  • OpenEEG ModularEEG and MonolithEEG
  • TMSi Porti32 and Refa32

Supported fNIRS Hardware

The following devices support LSL natively without any additional software:

Supported Electrophysiological Hardware

Various devices with ECG and/or EMG sensors are supported. Some of these have non-electrophys sensors as well (i.e., GSR, Respiration, Temperature, Accelerometer, etc.)

Supported Eye Tracking Hardware

Several eye tracking systems are currently supported by LSL and included in the distribution (untested systems marked with a (u)):

Supported Human Interface Hardware

A wide range of Windows-compatible input hardware is supported by LSL and included with the distribution:

Supported Motion Capture Hardware

Several motion-capture systems are currently supported by LSL. The ones we know of are:

Supported Multimedia Hardware

Support for standard Windows-compatible multimedia hardware is included:

Supported Stimulation Hardware

The following stimulation devices (TMS, TDCS / TACS) have LSL support:

Supported Stimulus Presentation Software

The following stimulus presentations systems are usable out of the box with LSL: