EEG Data Visualising Pendant – wearable technology for use in social situations

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Imagine that! Would anyone out there use such a gizmo?

Rain Ashford

Moi & EEG Visualising Pendant worn with 3D printed frame

EEG Visualising Pendant shown with 3D printed frames

Introduction
I developed my EEG visualising pendant for use in social situations. The pendant uses EEG (Electroencephalography) signals, which are gleaned from a NeuroSky MindWave Mobile headset. The MindWave is a standalone headset device that detects electrical signals from the brain, which are accessed via a single electrode on a protruding arm from the headband. The electrode makes contact via the wearer’s forehead at the pre-frontal cortex area, where higher thinking states are dominant. The pendant displays attention / concentration data as red LEDs (light emitting diodes) beside meditation / relaxation data in green LEDs on an LED matrix. The pendant has live, record and playback functions, which give the user the choice of displaying live EEG visualisations or recording and playing up to four minutes of previous brainwave data visualisations on a loop if they’re feeling mischievous or want to…

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2 comments

  1. I think this gadget might be useful for epileptics…what do you think? I have a 3 yr-old grandson who is suffering with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome. He is newly fitted with an implant for his condition but still must take the toxic meds to control the serious seizures he has. I saw this interesting invention and it made me wonder…

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