Thursday, December 12, 2013

OpenBCI opens up low-cost brain-wave-controlled experimentation to everyone

December 12, 2013
OpenBCI Board (credit: OpenBCI)
New York EEG researchers and Parsons instructors Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno just launched a Kickstarter called OpenBCI, intended to give anyone low-cost computer access to their EEG (brain waves).
BCI stands for brain-computer interface. The idea with OpenBCI is to allow you to control (with your mind, via an eight-channel EEG interface, your computer, and your controller) devices such as lights, robots, optocopters, your exoskeleton … whatever, using an affordable Arduino board controller that can be easily programmed. Muscle (EMG) and heart-signal (ECG) pickup is also planned.
The Kickstarter funding will allow Murphy and Russomanno to build the open-source-platform devices to make this possible. It will also allow some of you to be the first to receive an 8-channel OpenBCI EEG signal capture system (Bluetooth-enabled, Arduino-Compatible, with an on-board SD card holder) — limited supply*.
See the video and here for more. KurzweilAI will continue to report on this interesting project.

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