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Re: Open standard for digital EEG files?
- To: Professional discussions of neurophysiology <CLIN_NEUROPHYSIOL@LISTSERV.UMU.SE>
- Subject: Re: Open standard for digital EEG files?
- From: Erik Nordh <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon Jan 26 15:32:16 1998
- In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
If I get it right (and without having checked the papers referred to), there thus seem to be at least two standards for EEG transfer, where the EDF does not seem to be optimal in some aspects. Tapio, do you have any opinion about the ASTM standard with re
spect to the items where the EDF is weak? Also, how does your own file format compere to the ASTM?
> Several manufacturers will provide the transfer of data to this
>format if consumers want this (see discussion in J Clin Neurophysiology
>1993; 10:397, 534-39).
Isn't this an obvious demand; we can never expect that all of us will end up with the same system - hence, we will have to transfer data between different machines at different labs. I think that the manufacturer that realize this will have an competitive
advantage in the long run...
>Software and Documentation for Conversion Software to/from ASTM 1467 can be
>obtained from Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Rochester,
>Minnesota 55905. Neil E. Brusacker can be reached at +1 (507)284 8679.
>The ASTM E1467-94 documents (and also ASTM E1238-94, Specification for
>Transferring Clinical Observations between Independent Computer Systems, and
>ASTM E1713-95, Standard for Transferring Digital Waveform Data between
>Independent Computer Systems) can be purchased from ASTM, 100 Barr Harbor
>Drive, West Conshohocen, PA 19428-2959. e-mail: email@example.com.
Do you know if any of these standard specifications also are available directly over WWW or as PDF-files through FTP?
Finally, does anyone know about any software converting files to TEXT or excel-formats from any specific EEG-file format (e.g. very useful for producing graphical illustrations of selected small sections of an EEG recording)?