Windows Windows | Getting Started

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  1. Install Visual Studio

  2. Install LibMuse for Windows

    Download and install Libmuse for Windows.
  3. Pair Muse with the Computer

    Look at the power button on the right earpiece of your headband. If there is a power symbol on the button, simply turn the headband on. If the power button is blank, follow the instructions below:

    In Settings, click on Devices, then Bluetooth.

    Put Muse into Pairing Mode by holding the button down for five seconds until all five LEDs begin flashing on and off in unison. Release the button.

    After a few seconds Muse will appear in the list of Available Devices. Click on it and then click “Pair”

    Click yes when prompted to compare the passcodes.

    Wait a few seconds for the pairing process to complete. When it is, Muse will be added to the list of Paired Devices.

  4. Ensure that “Developer Mode” is on

    Testing Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications on a Windows machine requires that “Developer Mode” be enabled.

    If you have not already enabled “Developer Mode” see Microsoft’s page for more details.

  5. Open the example project

    Navigate to the folder where you installed the Libmuse SDK.

    In the examples folder, double click to open the “LibMuseExamples.sln” solution file.

  6. Build and run the Getting Data project

    Once the solution is open in Visual Studio, Getting Data should highlighted in Bold. If it is not, right click on it and select “Set as Startup Project”.

    Press the green play icon to build and run the app on your local machine.

    Once Getting Data is launched, press “Refesh” to listen for any nearby or paired Muse headbands. In the top drop down, select the headband you want to connect to and then press “Connect”.

    You can select the data type that you want to receive in the middle drop down.

    To disconnect from the headband press “Disconnect”

    If you are having trouble connecting your headband to the computer, you may need to use a USB Bluetooth Dongle even if your computer has Bluetooth built in. See the Bluetooth Connectivity page for a list of USB dongles that have been tested and establish a good connection with Muse headbands.

    Getting Data Screenshot
  7. Build and run the ReaderWriter project

    In the solution view, right click on “ReaderWriter” and select “Set as Startup Project”. Press the green play icon to build and run the app on your local machine.

    Once ReaderWriter is launched, press “Refesh” to listen for any nearby or paired Muse headbands. In the top drop down, select the headband you want to connect to and then press “Connect”.

    The ReaderWriter application will stream 5 seconds of data from the headband and save it to a file in the Application’s Local directory. After 5 seconds, the program will read the file it just saved and compare the data it read in with the data that was originally saved out making sure it matches.

    ReaderWriter Screenshot

What’s next?

Project Setup
Project Setup
Creating your own application

API Reference
API Reference
Dive straight into the LibMuse API

Forum
Forum
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