Over the last few years considerable progress has been made in the open source worldtowards bringing forth a culture of access to sophisticated technology.
In the past working with advanced technology was solely the playground of large research labs and institutions. Open EEG technology is the focal point of this course. This system makes accessible technology to explore neuroscience, brain-computer interfaces, and biometric feedback. EEG data can reveal information regarding brain activity. By working with the open source hardware platform Arduino we will be able to improve open EEG systems and make them more accessible.
The main stages of this course will be build – program – analyze. Each participant will walk away with their own Arduino powered EEG, programmed to analyze the data through their distinct approach towards visualization. In the spirit of open source, and with the desire to push the technology to greater efficiency, code snippets and build schematics will be open to the community of makers. While exploring the technology, research with a product in mind will be critically undertaken to push the design forward.
Collaboration will be essential to creating greater efficiency of the software and hardware. A person interested in exploring and pushing emerging technologies relating to biometrics and brain computer interaction (BCI) in a manner that directs the work towards product design and expanded accessibility – in terms of open source communities – is the ideal student for this course.
Required Skills and Tools:
Some Soldering Experience
A laptop to program the EEG
Some experience programming with Processing.
Contact – firstname.lastname@example.org