A free, opensource, multiplatform, universal viewer, annotator and toolbox intended for, but not limited to, timeseries storage files
like EEG, EMG, ECG, BioImpedance, etc.
- Easy to install, just one executable, works everywhere, no special requirements or dependencies, no Python, Octave or Matlab needed
- Can handle large datasets
- Built-in BDF and EDF validator, EDFbrowser pretends to be the gold standard for EDF compatibility
- Supported fileformats: EDF, EDF+, BDF, BDF+
- Nihon Kohden EEG-1100/EEG-2100 (*.eeg) to EDF+ converter (including annotations)
- Unisens to EDF+ converter
- MIT to EDF+ converter (including annotations) for Physiobank
- Manscan Microamps (*.mbi/*.mb2) to EDF+ converter (including annotations)
- SCP-ECG (*.scp, EN 1064) to EDF+ converter
- ISHNE (*.ecg) to EDF+ converter
- Synchronized video playback
- Emsa (*.PLG) to EDF+ converter (including annotations)
- ASCII to EDF/BDF converter
- Finometer (Beatscope) to EDF converter
- Bmeye Nexfin (FrameInspector) to EDF converter
- WAV to EDF converter
- Mortara XML ECG to EDF converter
- reads Biosemi's trigger inputs from the BDF "Status" signal
- Annotation editor
- Header editor, fixes also lot's of different format-errors
- 1th to 8th order Butterworth, Chebyshev, Bessel and "moving average" filters
- Notchfilter with adjustable Q-factor
- FIR filter designer: Windowed Sinc and Parks-McClellan algorithm
- ECG and EEG powerline interference removal filters
- Spike filter removes spikes, glitches, fast transients or pacemaker impulses.
- Powerspectrum (FFT) with selectable window funtions and window lengths
- Color Density Spectral Array (CDSA)
- Amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG / CFM)
- Pan-Tompkins QRS detector with possibility to export beats and RR-intervals
- FM modulated (transtelephonic) ECG recording to EDF converter
- Z-EEG measurement
- Waveform averaging using triggers, events or annotations, with export possibility
- Supports montages
- Import or export Annotations/events
- File reducer/cropper/decimator/splitter/resampler
- Downsampling signals
- Precise measurements by using crosshairs
- Zoomfunction by drawing a rectangle with the mouse
- Shows signals from different files at the same time
- EDF/EDF+/BDF/BDF+ to ASCII converter
- EDF/EDF+/BDF/BDF+ compatibility checker
- EDF+D to EDF+C converter
- BDF(+) to EDF(+) converter
- Prints to a printer, image or PDF
- Combine several files and export it to a new EDF file
- Exports a part of a file to a new file
- Reads from a streaming file (monitor)
- Remote control port
- Available for Linux and Windows
(the source can be compiled on Mac OS X)
- Actively maintained, any bugs reported are solved quickly and adequately
This is free software, it is experimental and available under the GPL License version 3.
No charge, no warranty, no taxes, no maintenance fees, no advertising, no adware, no spyware, no telemetry or data collection,
no automatic updates, no sales calls, no spam...
Even though this program is free, it is not cheap. A great deal of effort went into making this program useful,
so if you find a problem, please use the email address given in the program's about menu to report it.
Despite this software is intended to be useful, there is no warranty, use this software at your own risk!
EDFbrowser may NOT be used in safety-critical applications, such as life-support medical systems.
The author is NOT responsible for any consequences. For research and educational purpose only.
Arch Linux users can install from the user repository: https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/edfbrowser/
Ubuntu and Linux Mint users can install EDFbrowser using apt-get but the versions offered are rather old and I don't recommend them.
Compile from source instead as described below, it's very easy.
- I don't have a Mac so I can't support it. However, I try to make EDFbrowser compilable on the Mac, based on feedback from Mac users.
Instructions about how to compile EDFbrowser on the Mac can be found here and here.
Click here (GitLab) for the latest revision/patch/pre-release
64-bit Windows 7 and later
If there's a 32-bit version of EDFbrowser present on your system, remove it first before installing the 64-bit version.
32-bit Windows 2000, XP, and later
Do not use this version on 64-bit operating systems, it lacks some features.
The usage of this 32-bit version is discouraged. It's strongly recommended to use the 64-bit version!
The plan is to not offer the 32-bit windows version anymore, so be prepared.
Simply execute the following commands in a terminal:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install build-essential g++ make git qtbase5-dev-tools qtbase5-dev
git clone https://gitlab.com/Teuniz/EDFbrowser.git
sudo make install
In order to update, execute the following commands:
sudo make install
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Note that these converters are also in EDFbrowser.
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