This page describes my software setup to communicate with the Muse brain-sensing headband.
These instructions have only been lightly tested.
I am running the Muse software on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). These notes apply to using the Muse LSL software to communicate with the Muse or Muse 2 using a BLED112 bluetooth USB dongle.
Base software environment:
Open a terminal (e.g., iTerm) to run these commands.
$ /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"
$ brew install python
$ mkdir muse $ cd muse
$ virtualenv -p python2 py2 $ source py2/bin/activate
$ virtualenv -p python3 py3 $ source py3/bin/activate
When done working with muse, either close the terminal window, or deactivate the virtual environment with…
Muse software is described at Muse LSL.
$ pip install muselsl
Plug in the Bluetooth USB (BLED112) dongle and turn on your Muse headband before running
$ muselsl stream
Open another terminal window, switch to the install directory, and run the visualizer:
$ cd muse $ muselsl view -v 2
If some packages show up as missing when installing muselsl, install them manually:
$ pip install nose coverage
If an old version of a package (e.g., scipy) was installed using (the old) distutils, the new version might have problems uninstalling it. In that case, use the
$ pip install --ignore-installed scipy
If when installing scipy, it complains that matplotlib is not installed, then install it directly:
$ pip install matplotlib
If some packages cannot be installed in the virtual environment (or in the system environment), use
–user to install them locally (in the user's ~/Library folder):
$ pip install muselsl --user