Electroencephalography (EEG) is a method for monitoring aspects of brain activity. In an EEG, electrodes are placed on the scalp to record nerve activity within the brain. EEG signals are affected by the state of arousal of the cerebral cortex and show characteristic changes in different stages of sleep or in response to stimulation by the external environment. Because EEG recording is non-invasive it is the easiest way to analyze brain activity and are used extensively in research to study brain function.

Use PowerLab as a robust base for non-invasive recording of EEGs and cognitive or behavioral studies in humans. Combined with LabChart you can record surface EEG activity from up to 32 cortical sites using our full line of Bio Amplifiers that are fully tested and certified for human subjects.

Products and Solutions

Human certified<br />Bio Amps

Human certified
Bio Amps

Record multiple<br />signals at once

Record multiple
signals at once

Specialized<br />analysis tools

analysis tools

Integrate with stimulus <br />presentation software

Integrate with stimulus 
presentation software

In conjunction with our solutions shown below, any device with an analog output (+/- 10V) can be connected to a PowerLab data acquisition system for synchronization of the event in LabChart, giving you even more flexibility and the ability to integrate your data streams in one place.

All our hardware recommended for human use is backed by the appropriate safety certification standards. More information on safety standards.

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Typical Studies
Sleep studies (Polysomnography)
Stimulus presentation
Cognitive studies
Behavioural studies
Reaction times
Sensory perceptions & Illusions

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Flexible Data Acquisition

ADInstruments systems provide an integrated solution to advance life science research. With the combination of LabChart or LabChart Lightning analysis software and a PowerLab data acquisition unit, you have the flexibility to collect and synchronize a wide range of signals for analysis. We also offer a range of LabChart compatible solutions able to stream directly in LabChart.


LabChart data analysis software creates a platform for all of your recording devices to work together, allowing you to acquire biological signals from multiple sources simultaneously and apply advanced calculations and plots as your experiment unfolds.

LabChart Lightning

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High-performance data acquisition hardware designed for life science research. PowerLab is engineered for precise, consistent, reliable data acquisition, giving you the reproducible data you need while meeting the strictest international safety standards.

PowerLab C

A modular data acquisition foundation system that provides unparalleled flexibility for researchers looking to invest in customizable, reliable solutions for both now, and in the future.

All your analysis in one place

LabChart software is designed specifically for life science data and provides up to 32 channels for data display and analysis options that are powerful and easy to use. With auto-recognition of ADI and LabChart Compatible hardware, multi-window views, one touch recording, simultaneous recording from multiple devices, specialized preconfigured settings, easy sharing options and an interface that can be customized to show only the features you want to use.


Features and Add-Ons

Additional acquisition and analysis options to support your EEG analysis:

LabChart Lightning
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