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Man invents low-cost, high-quality biossensing hardware for brain computer interfacing

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2019-07-24 09:47

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All of these situations led Conor to become a brain enthusiast, so he started hacking EEG by referring to some online and open-source tutorials.

Joel Murphy, the other OpenBCI co-founder, had created the Pulse Sensor, an optical heart rate monitor (with Yury Gitman). Conor met him because he had been hired as a subcontractor and helped in firmware development of this project. The Pulse Sensor got a lot of interest from the public, which led to a successful Kickstarter campaign (in 2011).

This helped build the path for the development of many other open-source, adaptable, and affordable human-computer interface technologies (mind-controlled devices).

So the team founded OpenBCI, a company that produces open-source innovation of brain-computer interface technologies, after another successful Kickstarter campaign, in 2013.

“Our Arduino compatible biosensing boards provide high-resolution imaging and recording of EMG, ECG, and EEG signals. Our BCI devices have been used by researchers, makers, and hobbyists in over 60+ countries as brain-computer interfaces to power machines and map brain activity. OpenBCI headsets, boards, sensors and electrodes allow anyone interested in biosensing, neurofeedback, and brain-computer interfacing to purchase high-quality equipment at affordable prices”, says on the official website.

Tempt One, a locked-in graffiti artist, has used the OpenBCI and the low-cost Eyewriter eye-tracking system to continue to draw after being diagnosed with ALS.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2OgqiRa
https://bit.ly/2ua2eC0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBCI

More info: http://www.openbiomedical.org
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIWswAOFp8w

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Conor Russomanno, born in the USA, in 1988, co-founded OpenBCI, an open-source brain-computer interface platform that specialises in creating low-cost, high-quality biosensing hardware and software for brain-computer interfacing. He was driven to build this platform because of three events: he suffered from a few concussions due to rugby, has a friend who suffered from spinal cord injury and a grandmother who passed away due to a neurodegenerative disease.

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