Prototype of the OpenBCI board at World Maker Faire, where it earned the Educator's Choice Award
Output of the OpenBCI from a demo at World Maker Faire, displaying sensor positions and their readings
Final version of the OpenBCI chip will include Bluetooth and an SD card reader
The board has eight channels for plugging in sensors, and can be daisy-chained to additional boards
OpenBCI is a platform to link mind and machine through barrier-free EEG recording
Last year saw a rise in brain-controlled interfaces allowing users to control devices with their thoughts (read more about it in our overview of 2013’s scientific innovations). But unless you have access to a research lab, you may be forced to rely on EEG monitoring devices that close off access to data, or restrict how you can use sensors. The OpenBCI project on Kickstarter aims to address these problems with an EEG platform that simplifies viewing and utilizing brainwaves, for researchers and hobbyists alike.
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