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29.09.2016, Pawel alxd Chojnacki and Ryszard Cetnarski

NeuroOn Hypnogram Analysis

Following my principles of Open Access and Open Notebook Science I'd like to present you my comparative analysis of NeuroOn and a professional polisomnograph recording from two nights. To learn more about the experiment itself, please head back to my previous blog post.

Signal formats

Raw signals are available for download here, with md5sum f5c4330e1228f8a3f0bd11bffbfa55ad.

HDF files for faster access are available for download here, with md5sum 288968b276f2a70ea858c6d084c9a5fa. They were generated using

NeuroOn signal was obtained by using proprietary Intelclinic's scripts I am not allowed to share. They produced four CSV files, containing respectively:

  • EEG signal (125 Hz)
  • accelerometer signal
  • LED activity
  • Staging (hypnogram)

AURA PSG signal was exported to an EDF format using Grass Technologies PSG TWin 4.5.4 and 4.5.2 to minimize the risk of software-derived artifacts. The channels signals include:

  • EOG1-A1
  • EOG2-A1
  • F3-A2
  • C3-A2
  • O1-A2
  • F4-A1
  • C4-A1
  • O2-A1
  • SNORE (first night only)
  • FLOW (first night only)
  • CHEST (first night only)
  • ABDOMEN (first night only)
  • ECG (first night only)
  • SaO2 (blood oxygen saturation, first night only)
  • HR (heart rate, first night only)
  • LEG1 (first night only)
  • LEG2 (first night only)
  • Pos (first night only)

All EEG channels were sampled with 200 Hz frequency. PSG signals from both nights were scored by a professional and exported to XLS and CSV files.


This is a peer-review version of the analysis (currently) with no clear conclusions or discussion section. Please refrain yourself from making hasty assumptions related to NeuroOn product before it is read and commented by third party researchers. We would like to discuss the science behind the research, not the market viability of the device examined.

The goal of the experiment is to detect time shift between NeuroOn and Aura PSG, each of which use different clock and compare synchronized hypnograms. In order to test NeuroOn's accuracy it is assumed that PSG signal is a source of truth.

Time_synchronization is the first notebook analyzing time shifts between NeuroOn and PSG signals and hypnograms.

Hipnogram_comparison uses Cohen's cappa to measure NeuroOn's accuracy compared to the PSG.

[Correlation_test](./Correlation test.ipynb) analyzes different possible methods of correlation between EEG signals, including previous one used by Pawel Chojnacki.

[Spectral_analysis](Spectral analysis.ipynb) compares PSG's and NeuroOn's ability to use delta power to determine sleep stages.

The analysis doesn't include research in NeuroOn's use of accelerometer, focusing on EEG stage detection only. Continuing in this direction (especially given additional signal gathered from the bicep) may grant additional insight into NeuroOn's functioning.

Notebook setup

It is strongly advised to use virtualenv for freezing specific version of Python libraries. Please use pip 8.12 . Instructions:

  • Create virtualenv (what is it?) in core project folder and activate it.
  • Run pip install -r requirements.txt to install all dependencies. It may be required to update your package installer with pip install --upgrade pip.
  • Download hdf files and unzip them to populate the parsed_data catalog.
  • Download raw signal files and unzip them to populate the neuroon_signals catalog.
  • Run jupyter notebook to start the notebook.

All feedback welcome

Feel free to contact me, fork and share this repository!


All the code and signal samples are provided under MIT license (see Other resources, such as blogposts and scientific posters may have different licenses, such as viral CC-BY-SA.


Validation of neuroon device with simultaneous polysomnograph recording




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