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

Share your thoughts and join the technology debate!

2 comments

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.

What is your view on the coronavirus?


Koert van Mensvoort: The virus makes us aware of other lifeforms with other perspectives, desires and needs. It also teaches us that we are one humanity. These viral invaders don’t discriminate on the basis of nationality, race, income, social status, political or sexual preference. We are together and must work together to overcome. Stay safe.

Comment
Already a member? Login.