The purpose of this page is just to serve as todo or scratch pad for the development project and to list and share some ideas.

The code development project mentioned on this page has been finished by now. Chances are that this page is considerably outdated and irrelevant. The notes here might not reflect the current state of the code, and you should not use this as serious documentation.


The OpenMEEG software is developed within the Odyssee project-team at INRIA Sophia-Antipolis and at ENPC. This package provides tools for solving forward and inverse problems for Magneto- and Electro-encephalography (MEG and EEG). The forward problem uses symmetric Boundary Element Method (symmetric BEM) [Kybic et al, A common formalism for the integral formulations of the forward EEG Problem, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 24, no.1, 2005]. This method provides excellent accuracy notably for superfical cortical sources.


Integrate the OpenMEEG forward models into FieldTrip as better quality alternative to dipoli and bemcp.

Steps to be taken

  • schedule conference call (done)
  • create accounts on cvs machine (done)
  • commit skeleton (done)
  • make licensing clear to users (persistent/1-time) (done)
  • commit code for the glue functions (done)
  • provide test scenario
    • spherical model (done, only low-level sofar)
    • human subject MEG → alexandre
    • human subject EEG → cristiano
    • monkey ECoG → cristiano
  • testing
    • test in-house → robert, cristiano
    • external test (selected users)
  • add glue code and perhaps binaries to fieldtrip release → robert
  • communicate it and ensure that it gets used → all

Steps to be taken (cristiano)

  • Test OpenMEEG binaries under the different OS ( linux32, linux64, windows)
    • For Linux: (done)
      • check the environment variables (done)
      • check correct binary (32-64 bit) (done)
      • check correct gcc version (3-4) (done)
    • For Windows
      • check the installer (done)

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