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Cortex API

The Windows version of Cortex is build for Intel's x86-64 processors. It cannot run on a 32-bit Windows. Cortex is supported on Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Cortex is not supported on Windows 7. Microsoft ended the support for Windows 7 in January 2020.

Cortex 2.7 is the last version of Cortex to be compatible with Windows 8. Starting with version 3.0, Cortex is compatible with Windows 10 only. However, EMOTIV will still support customers who are using Cortex 2.7 on Windows 8.

The macOS version of Cortex is build for Intel's x86-64 processors. However, it is possible to run Cortex on an Apple M1 computer, using the Rosetta translation environment provided by Apple. Please make sure you are using Cortex version 2.6.3 or above.

The Linux Ubuntu version is currently in Beta. To connect an EMOTIV headset with Bluetooth, you must install and configure the bluez service. The software Emotiv PRO and Emotiv BCI are not available yet. You cannot login with Facebook.

The iOS and Android versions are currently in Beta. They are only available upon request to the EMOTIV customer service. The software Emotiv PRO and Emotiv BCI are not available.

The Raspberry Pi version is currently in Beta. To connect an EMOTIV headset with Bluetooth, you must install and configure the bluez service on Raspberry Pi device. The Bluetooth connection is sometime unstable. If you cannot connect your headset with Bluetooth, then you may have to restart the bluez service, and then restart the Cortex service.
Please note that Raspberry Pi allows only one connected headset at a time, you must switch off the current connected headset to be able to connect to a new headset.
The software EMOTIVApp, Emotiv PRO and Emotiv BCI are not available for Raspberry Pi device but EMOTIV App from desktop can remotely connect to Cortex running on Raspberry Pi device. On your desktop computer, please make sure that you are using EMOTIV App version 2.7.1 or above.

Currently, Cortex is supported on the following platforms:
  • Windows 11 (21H2 or later) (64-bit only)
  • Windows 10 (21H2 or later) (64-bit only)
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave or above
  • Linux Ubuntu 18.04 or above (Beta release, 64-bit only)
  • iOS 12 or above (Beta release)
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (API level 24) or above (Beta release)
  • Raspberry Pi OS - Debian version 10 (Beta release, 32-bit)
You can download the latest version of Cortex on the EMOTIV website.
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