Do you want to move objects only with the power of your mind? Do you want to change TV channel or play your favorite video game without your hands? Everybody now can do it (with a cheap price)!
Watch this amazing videos:
Some geeks have remotely controlled a robot shark with their brains!
Brain-computer interfacing (BCI) is a relatively new field of science with a lot of potential applications. Medical grade BCIs are often used in assisting people with damage to their cognitive or sensory-motor functions, however, more and more we are seeing affordable BCIs emerge in neurotherapy applications that assist people with ADHD, anxiety, phobia, depression, and other common psychological ailments. There’s great potential for research in psychology and behavior studies with portable EEG devices that can record brain activity in real-world environments.
OpenBCI is an open-source platform of hardware and software tools that makes it possible to measure, analyze, and utilize the human body’s electrical signals. The OpenBCI system can measure brain data (EEG), muscle data (EMG), heart activity (ECG), and more. The first prototype of OpenBCI is born in 2014 with a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Now the goal of the company is to make the OpenBCI platform more cost-effective and powerful, so it can be available really to everybody. To achieve that goal they started a new Kickstarter campaign for two new devices:
- OpenBCI Ganglion Board: low-cost, 4-channel, Arduino-compatible, programmable biosensing platform perfect for novice biohackers, students, neurofeedback, and low-cost research.
- Ultracortex Mark IV: a comfortable, adjustable, EEG headset, compatible with all of the OpenBCI boards. The Ultracortex’s revolutionary design uses dry EEG sensors and takes less than 30 seconds to put on and get up-and-running. It’s also possible to print this headset with your personal 3D-printer.
Here’s some crazy and amazing biometric demonstrations and research studies have been by members of the OpenBCI Community:
- Brain Controlled Shark – 5 people plugged into one OpenBCI Board working together to control a floating shark
- OpenBCI & OpenVIBE P300 Speller – a thought-controlled communication tool
- Transatlantic Biodata – hackers controlled each others’ muscles between Amsterdam and Montreal with an OpenBCI Board and a Human-to-Human interface made by BackYard Brains
- Brain-Controlled Labyrinth Game (featured on Hackaday)
- Do Binaural Beats Really Affect Brain waves?
- SSVEEPERS – a two-player SSVEP-based game using one OpenBCI board.
- EMG Instruments – A simple EMG-based digital instrument, responding to different muscle groups
- Droneuro – an elegantly designed audio neurofeedback sound clip created with brain waves
We have to wait for big and successful solutions in everyday life, but it’s only a matter of time…