Multimedia and Multimodal Signal Analysis and Enhancement (MuSAE) Lab

Université du Québec - Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Montréal, Québec
What the facility does

Multimodal signal processing for anthropomorphic multimedia technologies, health diagnostics, and human-machine interaction

Areas of expertise

The MuSAE lab features an interdisciplinary group of researchers developing user-centric, biologically inspired multimedia technologies; automated health diagnostic tools, and adaptive human-machine interfaces. The lab features wearable sensor technologies, neuroimaging tools, multimedia displays, and powerful computational analysis machines.

Research services
  • Audio/video analytics
  • Room acoustics characterization
  • Multimedia signal processing
  • Multimedia quality assessment and enhancement
  • Biomedical signal processing for disease diagnosis
  • Brain-computer interfacing
  • Portable functional neuroimaging (fNIRS-EEG)
  • Biosignal de-noising, human performance testing
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Defence and security industries
  • Education
  • Healthcare and social services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment
  • Transportation
Specialized labEquipmentFunction
MuSAE Lab – neuroimaging64-channel ActiveTwo (BioSemi)
Electroencephalography (wired)
 14-channel EMOTIV EEG neuroheadset
Electroencephalography (wireless)
 4-channel InteraXon MUSE headsetElectroencephalography (wireless)
 8-channel Enobio EEG headset (dry or gel-based electrodes)Electroencephalography (wireless)
 384-channel NIRScout
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Fully integrated with ActiveTwo
 64-channel portable NIRSportPortable fNIRS. Fully integrated with Enobio
MuSAE Lab – wearablesShimmer Platinum Wireless Sensor Development KitMeasure/monitor ECG, EMG, strain gauge, 9DoF, GSR.
 Affectiva Q Sensor GSR monitorMeasure/monitor galvanic skin response
 Hexoskin garmentMeasure/monitor ECG, respiration, activity
 Wireless blood pressure monitor (iHealth)Measure/monitor blood pressure
 ActiveTwo compatible 3-D accelerometer, skin temperature, blood volume pulse, respiration, and skin conductance sensorsMeasure/monitor physiological responses
MuSAE Lab – eye trackingHead-mounted EyeLink 1000
Monocular/1000Hz or binocular/500Hz
 SMI ETG eye-tracking glassesBinocular, fully integrated with EMOTIV EEG headset
MuSAE Lab – otherInteracoustics AD629e hybrid dianogistic audiometerHearing assessment
 Microsoft Kinect Developer KitMicrophone array, depth and colour cameras
 Oculus Rift Development Kit (v1&2)Virtual reality headset
 Multi-core processing, GPUs and storage2x Dell machines (8-core/12-core, 100Gb RAM), 1x Dell server, 1x 24Tb backup storage, 2x Tesla K40 GPUs
MuSAE Lab – softwareLabVIEWData acquisition software
 PresentationData collection software
 EMSE Suite (with BCI extensions)Neuroimaging online/offline analysis
 OPTICOM PEXQSoftware licence for ITU-T P.863/P.862 speech quality measurement standards