Introducing the New Centralized Installer Emotiv App, Our Improved Cortex V2.0 and Enhancements to EmotivPRO and EmotivBCI

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We are very excited to officially launch the latest version of our proprietary API powerhouse – Cortex v2.0. Cortex enables you to build truly personalized experiences using real-time brain data. Cortex API is built on JSON and WebSockets, making it easy to access from a variety of programming languages and platforms. On Windows and MacOS, Cortex service communicates with EMOTIV headsets and the EMOTIV cloud. 

The changes to the new version include:

  • A more stable, reliable Cortex service
  • A streamlined single installer, EMOTIV App which acts as the central authentication interface for all your EMOTIV products
  • Changes to the headset connection methods

To learn more about v2.0 changes and upgrade your application to be v2.0 compatible, please consult the User manual. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Support for further assistance.


EMOTIV App is a desktop service application which acts as the centralized installer and login interface for all EMOTIV applications and headsets.This application manages all basic interactions with your EMOTIV headset including logging into your account, connecting your headset, checking contact quality and managing your licenses. EMOTIV App can be used with EMOTIV software as well as all approved third party applications.

To learn more about EMOTIV App, please consult the User manual. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Support for further assistance.

EmotivPRO v2.0

EmotivPRO v2.0 is our new, improved product with an enhanced user interface, streamlined output data format and a more robust connection with our Cortex Service.

The changes in the latest version include:

  • EmotivPRO is now available for download via EMOTIV App, our centralized installer
  • Login for EmotivPRO is now managed via EMOTIV App, our single login interface 
  • Enhanced workflows and UI/UX making it easier for our community of users around the world to navigate the system
  • A single, comprehensive CSV file that contains all enabled data streams, in an easy to use format

For existing users of EmotivPRO v1.x, we have converted your v1.x data for you and is available in the new format!

You can upgrade to v2.0 by executing the following steps:

  • Please upload ALL your locally stored data to the Cloud. This ensures all your data is converted and compatible with the new v2.0 format
  • Uninstall v1.x on your machine and Cortex Service from your machine
  • Get the v2.x link from the Downloads section in your Account
  • Install v2.x. Please note, if the Installer finds locally stored data on your computer, you will be presented with a link to upload the data 
  • Also note, the installer will not proceed if you have v1.x still on your computer, please uninstall all v1.x components
  • On successful install, you should be able to use EmotivPRO v2.0 and view all your previous recordings converted and stored in v2.0 format

To learn more about EmotivPRO v2.0, please consult the User Manual. Alternatively, you can contact our Customer Support for further assistance.

We offer different versions of SDKs to suit a wide variety of needs, please refer back here to find out more.


***Disclaimer - EMOTIV products are intended to be used for research applications and personal use only. Our products are not sold as Medical Devices as defined in EU directive 93/42/EEC. Our products are not designed or intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment of disease.