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DOS Installation & Setup

DOS Installation Report Generator Install Equipment Setup
Configuring USE2 Running USE2 The USE2 Toolbar

Installing your Biofeedback Software…

For Windows 95 or 3.X

(DOS Instructions Below)

  1. Launch Windows.
  2. Insert the installation disk of the USE2 system.
  3. Choose "Run" from the Start menu in Windows 95 or from the file menu in Windows 3.1

Type the letter of your floppy disk followed by :\install. If your floppy drive is A: you would type a:\install and click the "Ok" button.

Windows Run Command

4. Choose to install USE2 by selecting "A" at the prompt.

  1. When finished installing, remove the installation disk and insert the fonts disk and repeat steps 1 through 3.
  2. When finished installing, remove the fonts disk and insert the applications disk. Repeat steps 1 through 3, except replace install with the installation command listed on the disk.
  3. Go to installing the Report Generator.
  4. Go to configuring your Biofeedback Equipment.

Installing your Biofeedback Software…

For DOS

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  1. Insert the installation disk of the USE2 system.
  2. Type the letter of your floppy disk followed by :\install. If your floppy drive is A: you would type a:\install and hit the <Enter> key on your keyboard.

3. Choose to install USE2 by selecting "A" at the prompt.

  1. When finished installing, remove the installation disk and insert the fonts disk and repeat steps 1 through 3.
  2. When finished installing, remove the fonts disk and insert the applications disk. Repeat steps 1 through 3, except replace install with the installation command listed on the disk.
  3. Go to installing the Report Generator

Configuring the Report Generator…

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What is the Report Generator?

The Report Generator is a Macro that resides in Microsoft Word(®) that enables you to create session reports with different templates. Currently this Macro only supports Word(®) Ver. 6, Ver. 7 (Word(®) for Windows 95) and Office 97.

Because there are so many different word-processing programs, the macro is not installed automatically.

Installing the Report Generator:

First you must know which version of Word(®) that you are using. To find out, start Word and look at the opening window. You should be able to see it there. If you did not see it, click on Help, then click on About Microsoft Word. You will see the version number in this screen.

  1. Now install your USE2 installation disk and follow the instructions for installing USE for Win95, except selecting "B" or "C" in place of "A" in step 4.
  2. When you have completed the installation of the Report Generator, remove the disk and start Word(®).

4.You should see a smiley face, the Report Generator Macro. When you click on the J , you will see a windows appear similar to the blue window below. In red are descriptions of the choices in the Report Generator.

5. If you do not see the macro, make sure you installed for the correct version of Word(®) and refer to the troubleshooting section.

Configuring your Biofeedback Equipment…

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NOTE: If operating in Windows, Restart the Computer in MS-DOS Mode

  1. Ensure that your Biofeedback equipment is connected to the computer and that the power is turned on or batteries are installed.
  2. On your computer, type cd\pds and hit <ENTER>
  3. From the PDS prompt (C:\pds>), type: irqtest and hit <ENTER>
  4. At the COM Port-? prompt, type the number which you believe corresponds to the COM Port that your biofeedback equipment is connected (i.e. 2) and hit <ENTER>
  5. Refer to the Screens below. You are looking for an OK in the response section. If you get a 0 in the DOS Com section, this means that COM port number does not exist. If you do not get the OK in the response section, then hit your <Space Bar> and try another number. When the response shows OK you will see that the DSP12 light is on solid and the C-2 system status light is also on. The DSP4 light was already on solidly before.
  6. If you have tried all available COM Ports and none of them give an OK in the Response section, check your connections and power supply or battery positions.
  7. A Response OK showing 7Mhz, corresponds to the crystal (Xtal) frequency of some special serial cards which are NOT standard equipment to most computers, but are purchased separately. Do not be concerned if your screen does not display 7Mhz.
  8. Do not worry If you have multiple IRQ’s displayed (i.e 4, 7), the first is usually the one that you will use.
  9. Once you have an OK in the response section, write down the COM Port #, the IRQ #(‘s), the Xtal freq, and the DMA#. You will need to input the COM Port #, IRQ #, and the Xtal frequency once we enter the PDS operating system. Enter these numbers below.

Failed IRQ Test

Passed IRQ Test

COM PORT:__________________

DMA NUMBER: __________________

Write the number shown on the DOS COM line

OFF unless you are using a special serial card

XTAL FREQ:__________________

IRQ NUMBER: __________________

Write 1.8432 unless Response shows 7 Mhz. Then write down 7.3728

Write the number shown on the IRQ number line

Configuring Your Biofeedback Software…

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Now that we have discussed the how’s and the why’s, let’s setup the USE2 program.

  1. Ensure that your biofeedback equipment is connected to the computer and powered and that your computer’s speakers are turned on (if applicable).
  2. For Windows 95: Double Click the USE2 icon on your desktop.
  3. For Windows 3.X: Exit Windows and go to DOS. Then follow the instructions For DOS.
  4. For DOS: Start your USE2 software by going to the PDS directory by typing cd\pds and hitting <Enter> on your keyboard. From the PDS prompt (c:\pds>) you need to type use2 to start the file use2.bat
  5. If you have external speakers: As the PDS logo flashes across the screen, you should hear a sign on sound from your speakers. If you do not, check to see that the speakers are on and the volume is turned up. If you continue to hear no sound from the USE2 program, check the Troubleshooting Section at the end of this guide.
  6. At the first Screen we will configure your biofeedback equipment. Use the pictures below to help you.

4a. Click on Program, then Configuration, then I330C Setup

4b. Use the arrows to enter the appropriate numbers for COM Port, IRQ number, DMA Number, and Xtal Freq. Then Click on Quit

5. Now we are ready to load a program.

Running Your Biofeedback Software…

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Now that we have configured USE2, let’s start a program. Click on Program, then Load Program. Here you see a window with some programs on the left pane and the path on the right. It looks something like this:

List of Programs

on the left column

  1. Select a program and Click on OK or you can double click the program you want to load.
  2. Here is a list of some of the more common programs and the units they work with. Remember: the programs are not interchangeable between different biofeedback equipment.

I-330 DSP 4

I-330 DSP 12

I-330 C2

Dsp4.pgm

Dsp12.pgm

2emg.pgm

Dsp4800.pgm

Dsp12800.pgm

2eeg.pgm

Emgecg.pgm

  1. If, when you are starting the program you get an error stating that: "The I-330C Is Not Responding", check to see that you have the equipment connected to the computer and that the power is on. If that does not solve your problems, check in the I330C Configuration (see page 11) that you have listed the proper settings for COM Port #, IRQ #, DMA #, and Xtal Freq. Check to see if you have an IRQ conflict by performing the steps on page 19. If this still does not solve your problems, feel free to contact J&J Engineering Technical Support. Their numbers and e-mail address are listed at the end of this manual.
  2. Following is a description of the function of the main USE2 screen buttons. Refer to your software guide for the specifics of running your programs.
  3. When you are done, please fill out the Device Installation Follow-Up form and return it to J&J Engineering. This feedback helps us determine how better to meet your future biofeedback needs.

The Main USE2 Screen…

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Name Of Button

What it does

Program

Brings down the pull down menu for loading programs and configuring your biofeedback equipment

Session

Allows you to edit a session or abort a session

Signal

This button is only used in the development of new programs that change sampling rates

Screen

Allows you to switch between screens by clicking select screen and choosing a different screen

Redo

During a recording session, pushing Redo will restart the current trial or period, depending on which application you are using

Start/Pause(only 1 displayed at a time)

Pushing Start brings up the Record button to begin recording. Pushing Pause stops the recording timer. This is useful if electrodes fall off a subject

Freeze

This freezes the screen but does not stop the recording counter

Mute

This mutes the audio sounds

Offset (note 1)

This sets the bottom value of the vertical axis that the selected signal is displayed on(t =higher, u =lower, v =toggles auto-centering on/off)

Gain (note 1)

This sets the range of the vertical axis (t =larger range i.e. 0-100, u =smaller range i.e. 0-20) This makes the signals appear less sensitive(t ) or more sensitive (u )

Sweep (note 1)

This sets the time range of the horizontal axis (t =larger range,u =smaller range) This makes the display move across the screen slower (t ) or faster (u )

Filter (note 1)

This filters the selected signal displayed on the screen which is useful in smoothing the selected signal(t =higher filtering, u =less filtering)

Pushing this button removes the selected signal from the display. Particularly useful in EEG and EMG applications when you do not want all signals visible

Notes:

Note 1: To select a signal, you click on the n that is next to the signal on a particular graph.

Example: To change the gain of Emg A on the graph below:

1. Click the Red Box

n EMG A RMS

2. Click on the t to increase the gain or u to decrease the gain.

Pressing the F2 key on your keyboard will make the top menu bar disappear/reappear during a session

That is a summary of the programs. Refer to your Application guide for program specific information

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