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DockerHub is a great development tool for sharing prebuilt software. Using dockerhub you can quickly setup a local EEG processing pipeline.

This is great if you want to keep your EEG data private or want lower latency so you can push higher sample rates. 

This tutorial will walk through using Dockerhub to process EEG Data


  1. Install Dockerhub
  2. Start Docker images
  3. Open firewall

0. Prepare Information

The following information will be required:

  • IP address of computer
  • EEG Dev Kit Device ID

Using a windows command prompt run:


Dev Kit information can be found here:

EED Dev Kit Settings

Check that  the IP address of the device is in the sam esubnet as the IP address of the computer running docker.

1. Install Dockerhub

It’s quick an easy to install Dockerhub –

Follow the installation instructions and guide provided by Docker.

2.1 Start Docker MQTT

From a command prompt run this:

docker run -p 61616:61616 -p 8161:8161 -p 5672:5672 -p 61613:61613 -p 1883:1883 -p 61614:61614 rmohr/activemq

This will pull and start an ActiveMQ image. Check it is running with a browser as follows:



(admin / admin)

2.2 Start Docker Filtering

Using the information from step 0.

docker run –rm -d -e “DEVID=” -e “BROKERIP=” rpampapathi/focus-afeproc:0.10


docker run –rm -d -e “DEVID=300360343003600300360051” -e “BROKERIP=” rpampapathi/focus-afeproc:0.10

3. Open firewall

The EEG Dev Kit will connect to your ActiveMQ server over your wi-fi connection. It is important that both devices are on the same network for this to work.

Then open firewall for any ports that are used in conf/activemq.xml e.g. 1883

Quickest way is just to turn off windows firewall

turn off firewall

Check that you can connect to your ActiveMQ using an MQTT client such as mqtt.fx

Another quick check is to use telnet from another machine on the same network

mqtt check eeg

4. Confirm and Test

The final step is to update the EEG Dev Kit with the new MQTT  IP address. Using the IP address from step 0 enter it here:

mqtt server settings

Now you can turn on EEG Data from the Raw Data page