• Oculus Quest Developers: XR Game & XR App developers meetup!

    Oculus Quest Developers: A Game & App developers meetup! We are expecting a short presentation and a demo from Jason Gluck https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/cnu5b8/working_like_crazy_on_my_first_game_ever_an_open/ a high-speed hover car that can be driven across infinite terrain We will have a demo from Mark Brosche "nothing big, just a little physics playground with my recreation of the half life 2 gravity gun. It only requires standing room." We are expecting a demo and a short presentation from Meu (maybe) Meu is a totally new way to communicate with your friends using your body language and filters that connect to your movements. Even if your friends don't have VR you can send them gifs you created with your movements. We are building out more features and trying to decide if we should gamify the platform more and would love your opinion. we are also looking for people that would want to share their moves with the whole community and start to experiment with the actual friend system we are building out. We'd love to hear from the developer community We welcome adhoc demos and presentations. Wow look an awesome Oculus Quest developer event in San Francisco week and its free. (I am the organizer) There will be cookies, and chips. Bring your Oculus Quest, show us your demo, share what you are working on, show us a tool you are using. Its show & tell time for Quest developers. Spontaneous presentations encouraged, we have chromecast for your slides. This meetup is a chance for people who love the Oculus Quest to meet to talk about developing software for it. These conversations can include software development with Unity, Unreal Engine, and WebXR (previous known as WebVR ) please email [masked] if you would like to give a lecture, or a presentation or a short tutorial, or demo of your technology for other software engineers at this event to try. This meetup is not really for the general public, it's meant for VR app designers and developers, people who write software, people who own an Oculus Quest and have already been developing their own software on it. The venue is limited to 60 people. While we are not charging for the meetup we are asking people to consider how they can pay it forward: one way is you can donate $5 or more to a real charity like this one. https://www.facebook.com/donate/1239480202890834/ Or this one https://www.facebook.com/donate/837355799969191/ in the amount of $5 dollars or more. If you donate to another charity please let me know so I can keep track of how much these events are raising and who is donating. At some point in the future there may be special prizes for donors, or special invitations, things that non-donors will not find out about. Submit a screenshot or photo of a charity donation (made for this dates event) here: https://forms.gle/AKh1izgzucA4VJQ78 We ask you to leave the space in a better state than you found it!

  • Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, a talk by J. Toomim about FNIRS & more.

    Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, a talk by Jonathan Toomim about FNIRS & more. You must RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/NeuroTechSF/events/nczrxqyzhbvb/ Jonathan Toomim, who is a Neuroscientist by training, will talk about brain computer interfaces and more, specifically he will talk about FNIRS: Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, a product that he built in 2014 before he started getting involved with projects like Xthinner and Blocktorrent Here are some interesting links about Toomim that may give you an idea about some of the interesting projects he has been involved in. Excerpt: "Hemo-EncephalographyIn 1999, the late Hershel Toomim and Robert Marsh were awarded the US patent on HEG. HEG uses light to observe blood in the brain through the skull.In 2009, Hershel Toomim and I had the opportunity to discuss the wave. Had he seen it using HEG? His answer was, that he had looked for it, but “No”, he had not seen it. His thinking was that for cerebral homeostasis, the brain micro-manages blood flow, normalizing the wave. "Hemo-EncephalographyBut could it be a matter of filtering, i.e. very low frequency signals were being excluded? (The way we were able to see the wave plethysmographically was by eliminating the low frequency filtering of the state-of-the-art heart rate variability instrument.)Hershel and I agreed to consider it..He passed away in 2011 at age 95. "This year I learned that Jonathan Toomim, Hershel’s grandson had continued his HEG research.I connected with Jonathan via Skype, and learned that he had developed a research instrument without filtering." https://coherence.com/Breathing_Blood%20Flow_And_The_Brain_Production.pdf http://jtoomim.org/ After the talk folks will get to try an FNIRS device and also an EIT Electrical Impedance Tomography device called Spectra by Jean Rintoul You must RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/NeuroTechSF/events/nczrxqyzhbvb/

  • SF VR Presents: NeurotechSF Hacknight with Electrical Impedance Tomography

    Come and hack on exciting new biosensors at NeurotechX SF hacknight. Must RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/NeuroTechSF/events/nmlhtqyzhbdb/ Tonight we'll have a couple of Spectra kits available https://www.crowdsupply.com/mindseye-biomedical/spectra We have two suggested project ideas, but do feel free to also bring your own ideas. 1. Detect the power of human connection! 2. Make a machine learning infrastructure to solve Maxwell's equations using Deep Learning Techniques to obtain a higher spatial resolution image reconstruction. 3. Experiment with breathing and meditation metrics.

  • Biomedical imaging innovations toward a path to better bci

    RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/NeuroTechSF/events/nmlhtqyzgbxb/ Biomedical imaging innovations toward a path to better bci with guest speaker Jean Rintoul A special Neurotech event at the Red Victorian! The Red Victorian is teaming up with NeurotechX SF to bring you another side of the experimental hotel. We will be hosting regular Neurotech SF hack days where we can all gather to work on the science that we have been dreaming of :) To kick this off, we are co-hosting with Micah of NeurotechX SF, to bring you a front row seat into the new world of Open Source Biomedical Imaging, with new more accessible and affordable medical imaging technology & techniques that rival MRI machines. There are many techniques that work that can be explored safely and inexpensively, that could give the developing world new access at medical imaging, and give hackers a way to explore and improve this tech for the greater good. New technologies and techniques are far more accessible than a CATSCAN or MRI and this may lead to better preventative health for everyone. Electrical Impedance Tomography is one such technique: https://www.crowdsupply.com/mindseye-biomedical/spectra Join us this evening for a presentation and demonstration of Spectra: a biomedical imaging device that uses AC current to recreate an image using the same technique as a CATSCAN. Come and learn how it works, what it can be used for and then for an open discussion on medical imaging, how to improve it and make it more accessible for all. 7pm meet, chat and healthy snacks 7:30pm Presentation on the open electrical impedance tomography project. 8:00- 8:15pm Demonstration of it in action! 8:15- 9:30: Interactive Discussion topics: - better cheaper ways to do medical imaging. - low hanging fruit applications in biosensors. - the state of medical imaging in the developing world. - medical imaging as a path toward better BCI. - business models that encourage sharing in the medical device space. Join us for an interactive discussion on medical imaging and the path to better BCI's! :: House norms - please leave the space better than you found it :: This is a free event - we are creating a commons! . . . About NeurotechX San Francisco In general our Neurohacking group is studying how to do semantic segmentation on 3D data such as point clouds, voxels, meshes etc that might be collected with lidar, RGBd cameras, fMRI machines, FNIRS functional near infrared spectroscopy, EIT electrical impedance tomography, Furaxa Microwave Imaging, or new highly spatial EEG tech https://www.techexplorist.com/gentle-method-unlock-mysteries-deep-brain/21231/?fbclid=IwAR3HPPRuBUUc617f9MxlV9NHB6HJ-f3k9WntYhmkHQfFKU3fi7ZUw8YMPTg Previous examples of our work with EEG and VR: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5XsrPcEeVdUmVt9t6‬ Here is older video of the Neurohaxor WebXR, EEG, FFT, Scatterplot/spectrogram project running in WebVR from[masked]https://www.facebook.com/worksalt/videos/2467372666622699/ This was our original event description for Neurohaxor code nights https://medium.com/silicon-valley-global-news/neurotechsf-sf-vr-360-noisebridge-91a34d788a5d The story so far: https://medium.com/silicon-valley-global-news/noisebridge-went-to-the-maker-faire-in-this-article-you-will-learn-about-ngalac-the-93f4857d3014 Watch the Neural Lace Podcast Season 2 Episode 1 NeuroTechX and OpenEIT https://youtu.be/aexQwTpOwYc with Jean Rintoul to get the big picture vision of what we want to accomplish. Also watch the Neural Lace Podcast S2 E2 with Jules Urbach https://youtu.be/yMsaNsqzjFQ Other links https://medium.com/@vrma/list-of-links-from-neurotech-sf-vr-on-8-31-2018-7a80cfd3901b Be excellent to each other: Assume everyone else could be more knowledgeable about WebXR, Deep Learning, or Neuro technology than you are. Never assume for example that women know less than you about any topic! Assume you are among the brightest people in the world because you might be.