The E4 wristband is a wearable research device that offers real-time physiological data acquisition and software for in-depth analysis and visualization. The E4 contains 4 sensors which measure and collect blood volume pulse, from which heart rate, heart rate variability, sympathetic nervous system arousal, motion based activity and skin temperature.
Empatica E4 wristband for Research & Education #
The Empatica E4 wristband can be used in experiments to study cardiovascular, stress, engagement or excitement responses and changes.
Best Practices #
When handling the equipment, keep the following points in mind before using the Empatica E4 wristband for your research:
Where can you use it? #
After reservation, the Empatica E4 wristband can be used both within or outside of our facilities. Within the lab, researchers and students may reserve the Flexperiment rooms or Recognice, depending on their needs of the experiment which they conduct. If the experiment needs to be done outside of the lab, the student or researcher can bring the wristband to the desired location.
Using Empatica E4 Applications #
The Empatica E4 wristband can be used with the web application, the mobile app and desktop application. Empatica Connect is a web application for storing, viewing and managing E4 data. Empatica Realtime is a mobile App that provides wireless streaming and visualization of real-time E4 data. Empatica Manager is a desktop application for managing the E4. Before use, you can create your Empatica Connect account, to ensure safe data collection, and download the manager to uploaded the recorded sessions which you will analyse.
Hygiene Protocol #
Before switching between users, carefully clean all parts of the device that come in contact with the skin. The disinfection processes should include one or more of the following methods:
- • Exposure to UV lamp.
- • Cleansing with cotton soaked with a small quantity of ethyl or isopropyl alcohol.
- • Cleansing with a solution containing Alkyl C12-16 Dimethylbenzyl Ammonium Chloride.
Do not use cleaning agents other than those described above without explicit written instructions from Empatica support.
Power off the device before cleansing. Make sure any residual cleaning solution has dried prior to powering on the E4 after cleansing.
Further Support #
Getting Started with the Empatica E4 wristband #
After receiving the Empatica E4 wristband, there are several steps you need to take to get started. You need to consider whether you would like to use the device in streaming mode, for real-time data viewing on a mobile device using Bluetooth, or recording mode, using its internal memory.
Read the get started guide to begin using the wristband.
Read the manuals and suggested links to learn how to set up and start using the headset.
Want to use the Empatica E4 wristband? #
Go first through the steps on how to reserve the equipment or go directly through our project registration to start the reservation process.