Neurowear’s Necomimi UK Launch: Gadget Show Live 2012

So excited to be going to the Gadget Show Live next week, the event is the UK’s most popular gadget and technology event. So much so that the organisers have extended the event to run over 5 days from the 11th -15th of April.

I am really looking forward to meeting the folk from NeuroSky and trying out the consumer version of the Neurowear’s Necomimi for the first time. Anyone who’s been following Brain -Computer Interface technology and thought controlled products will have surely heard of Neurowear and their fantastic anime product; the Necomimi. (Derived from the word Nekomimi which means cat ears in Japanese) Continue reading

Does it actually work? 3 Neuroscientists test the Mindflex

I’ve come across a fair bit of scepticism about NeuroSky, it’s associated products and whether or not they actually work as intended.

The video below is a review of the Mindflex by 3 neuroscientists, from their preliminary testing they seem impressed by the device and try several different methods to trick the Mindflex into working without any success. I think the video below is pretty good proof that the Mindflex toy and it’s neuroheadset does provide neurofeedback using EEG. Continue reading

A voyage inside the brain to implant an electrode

I suscribe to MindHacks.com and this morning I received this simply amazing video about the brain and it’s disorders, more specifically about Neural Implants and how they can palliate (make less severe) the degenerative process of Parkinson’s disease, among other things.

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Nange Magro’s Mechapolypse; the mind-controlled dress that changes shape

I just spoke to Nange Magro about her brilliant new innnovation in Brain-Computer Interface fashion, the Mechapolypse. A mind-controlled dress that changes shaped depending upon your levels of concentration.
This is the first Brain-Computer Interface clothing/fashion item we’ve seen since Neurowear’s Necomimi, which is due to launch in the UK in just 2 weeks at the The Gadget Show Live, Birmingham NEC, 11-15 April 2012.  Continue reading

MindWave vs MyndPlay

Just came across this first video demonstrating the use of MyndPlay controlled by NeuroSky’s MindWave neuro-headset. It’s quite an old video but it does the job. Below is the official video from MyndPlay and another from the London Film School screening.

“MyndPlay is the world’s first mind controlled media player and platform which connects your computer to your mind with EEG BrainWave technology Continue reading

Brain-Computer Interfaces, The Military and Ethics

An excellent video from Penn State University about Neuroscience and the military. It delves into great detail about the future development of the thought-controlled war machine, the ethics concerned with this and the control mechanisms that will be needed.

The Brain, Intelligence & BCI’s

Treo creator Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain — to see it not as a fast processor, but as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next.

The brain is wider than the sky: Brain-Computer Interface research from the University of Essex