NeuroTrac PC Software

The NeuroTrac PC Software is an accessory to NeuroTrac devices which have Electromyography (EMG) or Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) functionality. The software helps to visualise and store data from NeuroTrac devices and is easy to install and operate on PC or Laptop.

PC database system

For patient’s sessions and home compliance storage

Assessment and training tool

Designed for the clinician in mind.

  • Assessment and training tool. Designed with the clinician in mind.
  • Can be used by the patient for home training.
  • PC database system for patient’s sessions and home compliance storage.
  • Data from the NeuroTrac™ STIM/EMG device are being sent one way to the PC/Laptop using the safe fibre optic connection. This ensures the patient cannot get an electrical shock from the PC/laptop connected to the mains.
  • Single or dual channel EMG data and Neuromuscular Stimulation (ETS) monitoring and storage.
  • Individual structured patient EMG template design.
  • Structured protocols for consistency of patient evaluation.
  • Comprehensive treatment and printed progress reports.
  • Download & maintenance of the home compliance data from MyoPlus.
  • Displays stimulation time and EMG between STIM Work periods which is particularly useful for the correct using of stimulation.
  • Displays EMG as low as 0.2µV and up to 2000µV.
  • Designed to be used for a wide range of physiotherapy applications.
  • Analysis statistics, records and prints off comprehensive reports of work/rest averages, onset muscle contraction and release time, peak value, work/rest standard deviations, average current used and stimulation time.

Who may use this software

  • This software is an accessory to NeuroTrac devices which have EMG or ETS functionality: the MyoPlus family and Simplex. This software facilitates and expands the user interface and features of your EMG Biofreedback/ETS unit.
  • Designed to be used for a wide range of physiotherapy applications.
  • Designed with the therapist in mind. Can be used by the patient for home training.
  • Used as biofeedback assessment and training tool.
  • Typical use: relaxation training. Muscular self-control training, especially for stroke and incontinence rehabilitation. Muscular balance training for knee rehabilitation.

Software packages and accessories

Bluetooth Kit – Suitable for use with all Bluetooth enabled NeuroTrac devices (see table below). Suitable for new installations or upgrades of older versions of the software. The kit contains:

  • 1 x Bluetooth USB adapter.
  • 1 x quick start instruction, including instructions for downloading and installing the Software.
  • 1 x Standard software licence for 5 activations (printed on A4 sheet).

Fibre optic kit – Suitable for use with all fibre optic enabled NeuroTrac devices (see table below). Suitable for new installations or upgrades of older versions of the software.

The kit contains:

  • 1 x fibre optic USB adapter.
  • 1 x fibre optic Cable.
  • 1 x quick start instruction, which tells you how to download and install the software.
  • 1 x standard software licence for 5 activations (printed on A4 sheet).

* Please note that the latest software only works with the white fiber optic adapter, as on the picture above. This type of adapter has been on the market since 2007. If you already have the white adapter and fiber optic cable, then the most cost effective option will be to purchase the licence only. If you have the old black or gray serial port adapter from the very old Software, you will need to purchase the Fiber Optic kit to get all the necessary accessories.

Digital license – suitable for new installations or upgrades of older versions of the software.

The kit contains:

  • 1 x standard software licence for 5 activations
    • Your software license code will be emailed to you as a PDF document to the email address used when placing your order.
Compatible with the following NeuroTrac products
Software License Bluetooth USB Dongle Fibre Optic USB Dongle + Cable MyoPlus Family Simplex (Non Bluetooth Version) Simplex
DIGITAL LICENSE x x x x
BLUETOOTH KIT x x x x
FIBRE OPTIC KIT x x x

 


Training for clinicians

We also offer both in-house bespoke training of our schedule training days, click here for further details.

Who may use this software

  • This software is an accessory to NeuroTrac devices which have EMG or ETS functionality: MyoPlus family and Simplex. This software facilitates and expands the user interface and features of your EMG biofeedback/ETS unit.
  • Designed to be used for a wide range of physiotherapy applications.
  • Designed with the therapist in mind. Can be used by the patient for home training.
  • Used as biofeedback assessment and training tool.
  • Typical use: relaxation training. Muscular self-control training, especially for stroke and incontinence rehabilitation. Muscular balance training for knee rehabilitation.

About the license key

Initially, the software can be used for a trial period of 15 days; afterwards you may purchase the licence key from here. You can also use the license code to upgrade from existing software version 4.01 or earlier.

For the ease of use and distribution, we have just one licence type:

5 x Activations licence: you can use the same activation code up to 5 times to activate the PC software on many devices.


How the activation works

The activation binds together three items:

  • The installation executable
  • Your hardware
  • Your operating system
  • For example, if you re-install Windows or change some important hardware on your computer (e.g. upgrade your processor or swap your motherboard), you may be prompted to activate your software one more time.

Please note: the database, which contains logins and recorded sessions, is not tied to the licence; the database is a file which can travel freely from one installation to another without any licence limitations, as the licence is for the installation, it is not a part of your database. Your database is fully encrypted.

System requirements:

  • Supported operating systems: 
    Windows Vista / 7 / 8 / 10. Windows 10 recommended!
  • Unsupported operating systems:
    Avoid Windows XP as it is no longer supported by Microsoft, hence NeuroTrac Software is more in tune with the latest Windows platforms.
    Apple Mac, iPad, Windows RT are not supported.
  • Hardware: 
    Any new PC or laptop with the standard or good graphical acceleration. The suggested system: Intel core i3 (or i5, i7 or more), min. 2G RAM, min. 500GB HDD, with the USB ports.
  • Ground Pin: 
    Make sure the power adaptor of your Laptop has the third GROUND pin on the plug which goes from mains to the black rectangular power adaptor (when you buy the laptop, it comes with the power adaptor). Some old power adapters have only 2 pins (ground is missing) and the lack of ground pin may produce the electrical interference with the EMG readings.
  • Windows Tablets:
    Please note the Windows RT operating system, which is a mobile version of Windows, is not compatible with this PC Software as many crucial components are not there. The rule of the thumb is: Tablet with Windows 8 or 10 will always be compatible.For Example Microsoft Surface 1/2/3 platform will be compatible.

Programmes

The following protocols are available:

  • Open Display – Used only for EMG. This is the treatment for the first Patient diagnose. Ask the patient to contract and relax the muscle and analyse the muscle Biofeedback to consider the proper treatment.
  • NeuroTrac Controlled – This is for ETS monitoring when connected to NeuroTrac ETS device.
  • MYO Controlled – This Protocol was designed specifically for MyoPlus range of products. Here you can monitor the whole session of MyoPlus:
    • EMG / ETS / STIM multiphase programmes are supported.
    • The statistics from MyoPlus will be recorded into database.
    • You can create the MYO report which will show on the calendar chart of the statistics gathered from MyoPlus sessions.
  • Template Training – Used only for EMG. Use the mouse to draw the line on the PC screen and ask the Patient to follow the line with Patient’s EMG.
  • Work/Rest Training – Used only for EMG. This is for the Patient’s home or clinical exercises of contraction and relaxation.
  • Work/Rest Assessment – Used only for EMG. Periodically (e.g. once per week) the Clinician evaluates the Patient’s EMG performance and progress. The Patient contracts muscles and relax when prompted, this is repeated 5 times (5 trials). The Software calculates the statistics and saves the session graph. In the Patient database the Clinician can select several sessions and  print off the Progress Report.
  • Download the Home Compliance from NeuroTrac™ MyoPlus and review the statistics of Patient’s home use. The Clinician LOCKs the device with the selected programme, the Patient will use the device at home, and these statistics are being saved on a daily basis. The Software can download and review the Patient Home Compliance gathered by NeuroTrac™ MyoPlus/2/4.

Therapist Tools

  • PC Database System for Patients Sessions and Home Compliance storage.
  • Single or Dual Channel EMG data and Neuromuscular Stimulation (ETS)
  • monitoring and data storage.
  • Individual structured patient EMG template design.
  • Structured protocols for consistency of patient evaluation.
  • Comprehensive treatment and printed Progress Reports.
  • Download & Maintenance of the Home Compliance data from MyoPlus.
  • Displays stimulation time and EMG between STIM Work periods which
  • is particularly useful for the correct using of Stimulation.
  • Displays EMG as low as 0.2µV and up to 2000µV.
  • Analysis statistics, records and prints off comprehensive reports of
  • work/rest averages, onset muscle contraction and release time,
  • peak value, work / rest standard deviations, average current used and stimulation time.

Compatibility and Performance

  • Compatible with ALL EMG and ETS NeuroTrac devices.
  • Compatible with either fiber Optic or Bluetooth connection, depending on NeuroTrac unit model.
  • Easy to install and operate on laptop or desktop.
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP with monitor 800 x 600 px or wider.
  • Allow at least 0.5 GB on your HDD for Installation and Database.
For all NHS & Corporate purchasing, please contact us on +44 (0)845 345 4226 or via our contact form.

Support Information

Helpdesk:
Head Office:
  • Address
    • de Smit Medical Systems Ltd, Unit 15 Falcons Gate, Dean Road, Bristol, BS37 5NH, UK
  • Operating Hours
    • Monday to Friday - 9am-5pm (Excluding bank holidays)
Service Centre:
  • See Head Office above
  • Please contact the Service Centre regarding any equipment servicing/repair related queries or telephone troubleshooting
Trained Personnel:
  • 7 x Sales technicians
  • 3 x Medical engineers at Head Office
    • All trained to manufacturer standard
Turnaround:
  • Warranty Repairs
    • 72 working hours response/resolver call-out for warranty repairs and service plans
  • Non-warranty Repairs
    • 72 hours subject to authorisation by Customer for paid repair
Spare Parts:
  • Spare parts for MCube/Datrend products are available direct from de Smit Medical Systems Ltd
  • Next working day delivery if order received by 2pm on any given working day (subject to availability)