This weekend we held the first OpenBCI (Brain Computer Interface) hackathon at ThoughtWorks. We went from Saturday morning to Sunday night working on challenges of design, community, hardware and software.
|Conor Russomanno gives a crash course in EEG at the hackathon|
OpenBCI are Conor Russomanno and Joel Murphy. These guys are serious about lowering the barrier of entry to research-grade EEG. Commercial sets like Neurosky do this but tie your hands in the process. OpenBCI is about making a viable open source alternative.
|Aisen Caro poses with a headcap|
We had four sets of caps and hardware, and over the course of the two days different volunteers wore the gear so that we could test on real people.
Here's a short video of Joel demoing the application of a cap.
There was a good buzz of excitement and energy and we would definitely host an OpenBCI hackathon again. Looking forward to the next one.