Open Source Brain-Computer Interface for the Masses

Mankind has always been intrigued by complexities of the brain, trying to emulate the god’s code. Since the inception of tools for reading brainwaves using EEG, the craze for brain computer interfaces (BCIs) has escalated. There have been many BCI applications that we have seen in the recent times, trying to actuate a physical object just with brain signals analyzed by a computer.

Taking a leap from the current BCI, Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno who are electrical engineers have come up with the idea of an Arduino-compatible OpenBCI which is an eight-channel EEG platform. The reason for making this Open source BCI is the understanding of the complexities of brain and realizing that the mystery of the complete functioning of the brain can only be solved by an open forum of shared knowledge and combined effort of knowledgeable people from different disciplines.

The duo are offering an OpenBCI open source brain-computer interface for makers on Kickstarter with the motto to make available brain computer interface platform to people of all ages. Bringing the BCI right onto your desk, the eight-channel EEG Bluetooth signal capture system gives you the freedom to experiment with brain control applications the way you want to. The project is very intuitive and opens an all new avenue for understanding the working of the most complex organ of our body that is the brain.

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