Is Thought the Future of Wearable Input?

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Demo: Brain-controlled quadcopter!

Jim McKeeth will be coming to speak about Wearable EEG's and what they can offer us now and in the future.

Jim is the Lead Developer Evangelist at Embarcadero Technologies


1. Building a shared UI for iOS and Android for rapid prototyping.

2. Android and the Brain-Computer Interface

The Brain-Computer Interface is a mainstay of science fiction, and devices are available today to use our brainwaves as input for mobile devices. But is it practical? How far away is it? Will "Big Brother" read our thoughts and hack our brains?

In this part, we will dive into the future of thought as input for wearable devices with real-world examples and code. Demonstrations will be shown using the Emotiv EPOC headset, a high resolution, neuro-signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset that uses a set of sensors to tune into electric signals produced by the brain to detect thoughts, feelings and expressions. This device is about to be superseded by a new generation of neuroheadsets that interface directly with Android devices via Bluetooth.
You will see the EEG neuroheadset and brain-computer interface with examples of interfacing with desktop, mobile and wearable apps. A volunteer will use the headset and some custom software to control a Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter.

We will dive into the roots of the technology, showing code and examples along with big pictures of the technology. You will walk away with an understanding of how this still evolving and largely unknown technology really works, how it can be used, as well as longer-term implications.

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