New Invention – OpenBCI An Open Source Brain Computer Interface For Makers

OpenBCI is a versatile and affordable Arduino-compatible, 8-channel EEG platform that gives you access to high-quality, raw EEG data. Support this Project on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openbci/openbci-an-open-source-brain-computer-interface-fo

OpenBCI is a low-cost, programmable, open-source EEG platform that gives anybody with a computer access to their brainwaves. Our vision is to realize the potential of the open-source movement to accelerate innovation in brain science through collaborative hardware and software development. Behind the many lines of code and circuit diagrams, OpenBCI has a growing community of scientists, engineers, designers, makers, and a whole bunch of other people who are interested in furthering our understanding of the brain. We feel that the biggest challenges in understanding what makes us who we are cannot be solved by a company, an institution, or even an entire field of science. Rather, we believe these discoveries will be made through an open forum of shared knowledge and concerted effort by people from many different disciplines. By donating to this Kickstarter you will be supporting our efforts to make the existing OpenBCI hardware ready for mass production and available to the general public. In addition, you will be joining the OpenBCI community where people of all ages, locations, and backgrounds can contribute to unlocking the mysteries of the human brain.

Brain-computer interfacing (BCI) is a relatively new field of science with a seemingly limitless range of 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. Both neurofeedback and biofeedback are starting to be used more frequently by artists, musicians, dancers, and other creative individuals who want to find new ways of connecting people with the world around them, making more immersive experiences. There’s great potential for research in psychology and behavior studies with portable EEG devices that can record brain activity in real-world environments. As the tools for interfacing the brain become more widely available, we will see BCIs come out of medical facilities and labs and become a bigger part of our everyday lives. We envision BCIs revolutionizing everything from neural gaming and augmented reality to meditation and concentration aids. We hope to see OpenBCI lead to toys and tools we haven’t even thought of yet!

Over the past summer we developed working prototypes of the OpenBCI board and verified its functionality and signal quality. We currently have a fully-functional Arduino Shield design, which links the electrical signals of your brain to the limitless power of computation. Now we want to take it to the next level. With your help, we will be able to add wireless bluetooth connectivity to the OpenBCI board to enhance its safety and make it more portable and wearable. We also want to integrate a reprogrammable microcontroller onto the board, as well as a SD card slot for local data storage capability. All of these pieces are tested and in place, we just need your help to leverage manufacturing at scale to make OpenBCI affordable and accessible to everyone. Lastly, like any open-source initiative, the OpenBCI board is only as powerful as the people that use it. We are asking you to join us in revolutionizing the way our minds interface with the world around us by joining the OpenBCI community and letting your voice and mind be heard.

OpenBCI is a versatile and affordable Arduino-compatible, 8-channel EEG platform that gives you access to high-quality, raw EEG data. Support this Project on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/openbci/openbci-an-open-source-brain-computer-interface-fo

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Real name is Onil Maruri and I am an Entrepreneur giving a helping hand to others I can help.

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