Brainscan App

Arnoud van den Heuvel
September 17th 2011

By hooking up a commercially available EEG headset to a Nokia N900 smartphone, Jakob Eg Larsen and colleagues at the Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby have created a portable system to monitor neural activity of the brain. Wearing the headset and booting up an accompanying app, creates a simplified 3D model of the brain that lights up as brainwaves are detected. The brain-image can be rotated by swiping the screen. Furthermore, the app can connect to a remote server for more intensive data-processing, and then display the results on the cellphone. The system might assist people with conditions such as epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and addiction. One small step for science, but a giant leap for health care. Source: newscientist.com

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Joshua Koomen
Posted 17/09/2011 – 19:03
Arnoud van den Heuvel
Posted 17/09/2011 – 17:03

Check those unnecessary usb-extensions to be able to wirelessly connect the device to the headset. This is what growth looks like. Expect the technology to be incorporated soon.

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