Brainwear® that allows you to monitor your cognitive health and wellbeing and optimize your performance.


Open Your Mind to Next Generation Brainwear®

EMOTIV Insight is a sleek, 5-channel, wireless EEG headset that records your brainwaves and translates them into meaningful data you can understand. Designed for everyday use, Insight boasts advanced electronics that are fully optimized to produce clean, robust signals anytime, anywhere.

EMOTIV Insight Introduction Video

New Sensor Technology

The EMOTIV Insight uses a proprietary polymer sensor that is safe to use and offers great electrical conductivity with minimal setup. A new kind of hydrophilic polymer biosensor system eliminates the need for extensive preparation and conductive materials like gels by absorbing moisture from the environment or with minimal fluid priming.

Revolutionary design meets groundbreaking technology

EMOTIV Insight is the only device in its category that offers 5 EEG sensors + 2 reference sensors.  This high spatial resolution provides in-depth information on your brain activity.  Leveraging years of science-backed research and experience to create the next generation Brainwear®, Insight features an elegant, lightweight and user-friendly design.

The most technically advanced and credible consumer EEG device on the market.

  • Elegant, lightweight, intuitive, ergonomic design
  • Provides high spatial resolution ensuring ‘whole brain’ measurement
  • Hyrophilic Polymer Sensor Technology – minimal priming and setup depending on hair style.
  • Wireless connectivity to phone, tablet and PC
  • 4 hrs minimum battery run time, freeing you to maintain continual performance in almost any activity
  • 9 axis motion sensors for precision measurement of head position and movement
  • Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, and iOS compatible
  • Provides access to raw EEG data with software subscription
  • Leverage Performance Metrics, Mental Commands and Facial Expressions


  • 5 channels: AF3, AF4, T7, T8, Pz
  • 2 references: In the CMS/DRL noise cancellation configuration

Signal resolution

  • Data transmission rate: 128 samples per second per channel
  • Minimum voltage resolution: 0.51μV least significant bit
  • Frequency response: 1-43Hz


  • Wireless: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Proprietary wireless: 2.4GHz band with purchase of EMOTIV USB Receiver accessory for connectivity with non BTLE compatible devices


  • Battery: Internal Lithium Polymer battery 480mAh
  • Battery life: 4 hours minimum run time


The EMOTIV INSIGHT neuroheadset connects wirelessly to PCs, tablets, and smart phones running Windows, Linux, MAC OSX, Android, or iOS.

Windows system requirements

  • GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor (or equivalent)
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • 2GB RAM
  • 200MB available disk space.

Mac system requirements

  • MAC OS X (10.5.x, 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x, 10.9.x )
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • 2GB RAM
  • Hard disk with 500Mb available

Linux system requirements

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor (or equivalent)
  • Ubuntu version 12.04 or above, Fedora stable version 20
  • 2GB RAM
  • 200MB available disk space

Android system requirements

  • A device that has Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth 4.0) functionality. Most modern high-end devices have this ability. Check the documentation and specification of your device (this functionality is usually called Bluetooth LE or Bluetooth 4.0).
  • OS: Android 4.4.3+
  • Sample Devices: Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, Sony Xperia SP, Sony Experia Z

iOS system requirements

  • iOS 6, 7, and 9+


Compatible with iPhone 4s or later, iPad 3 or later, iPod touch generation 5 and iPad mini.


Track your brain fitness and performance with the companion app to our INSIGHT and EPOC+ wearable EEG headsets.

Key Features:

  • Capture, save and playback recordings of your brain activity
  • Measure six key cognitive and emotional metrics: focus, stress, excitement, relaxation, interest and engagement
  • Explore your brain’s activity patterns in real time with our popular 3D BrainViz viewer
  • Compare your results to previous sessions and the Emotiv community
  • Get recommendations on activities you can do in daily life to improve your focus and manage your stress
  • Learn how to fit your Emotiv headset and get the best contact quality
  • Compatible with INSIGHT and EPOC+ headsets and iOS 9.0 and higher. Recommended devices: iPhone 5 and above, iPod Touch 6.


MyEmotiv is a new and improved version of our Insight App. Any data recorded previously on the Insight App will be accessible in your MyEmotiv upgrade. We’ve got you covered.


Spatial Resolution

Spatial resolution is essential to develop an in-depth picture of brain activity. To accurately map brain activity using EEG, it is crucial to measure signals from many different structures located across the brain’s surface, or cortex. The Emotiv Insight is a five sensor system designed to measure activity in all key functional areas of the cortex. Other mobile EEG systems detect activity in only the frontal and temporal cortices—regions that conduct only a small fraction of the total activity in the brain. As such, these devices provide an inaccurate view of the user’s state of mind, and have extremely limited potential for most applications.


Emotiv Insight is the only device on the market that covers all key regions of the cerebral cortex. The Emotiv Insight detects activity in the frontal cortex (executive functions), the parieto-temporal cortex (auditory, spatial/co-ordination), and the parietal-occipital cortex (visual). This coverage enables Insight to accurately detect emotional states, to model different types of mental activity, and to detect the indicators of memory processing. The Insight’s five sensors, paired with our robust and scientifically validated algorithms enable us to reconstruct a source model of all important brain regions and to see their interplay.


Key Advantages of the Emotiv Insight’s Scientific design:


  • Robust brain-computer interface interactions, with multipe degrees of freedom for controls of physical and virtual objects
  • Accurate detection of emotional and mental states such as relaxation, stress, focus, excitement and engagement
  • Spatial resolution to build real-time models of brain activity
  • Deeper insight into an individual’s specific brain activity patterns



Click here to read more about the scientific difference from Emotiv’s Mobile EEG Headsets, Software and Data technologies.

Emotiv Insight for Personal Use


Our brains are at the very center of our health and performance. Self assessment and cognitive training is a crucial part of our wellbeing.  The Emotiv Insight offers a cost effective and highly powerful solution for self assessment.

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