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OpenBCI Aims to Let You Control Electronic Devices With Your Mind

Posted on the 15 January 2014 by Nrjperera @nrjperera

OpenBCI Aims to Let You Control Electronic Devices With Your Mind

Mind-controlled technology has been in the horizon for a long time, powering up wheelchairs, prosthetic arms, toy cars and many more. Although the development of this technology has been a snail trail. People were too busy upgrading their smartphones and tablets with high resolution camera, they didn’t even stop to think about having a device that can be controlled with their mind. OpenBCI hopes to change that by making this technology open-source and allow anyone to get hold of a customizable and fully open brain-computer interface platform to create magical electronics for the future.

Imagine controlling a video game with your thoughts or turning on your computer just by thinking about it, these and many more will be available to you soon, thanks to this “low-cost, programmable, open-source EEG platform that gives anybody with a computer access to their brainwaves.”

“Our vision is to realize the potential of the open-source movement to accelerate innovation in brain science through collaborative hardware and software development,” the team behind this project states on the Kickstarter page.

 spider-claw-prototype(The first 3D-printed physical prototype)

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The OpenBCI Kickstarter project was a massive success. The creators of this device, Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno managed to hit their $100k goal within just a few days and now the project stands at over $125k. This is merely beginning of their journey. With the technology now being open-source, it will definitely get developed faster than ever by receiving new upgrades from developers around the world.

You can make a donation to this project and learn more about this amazing technology by going over to its Kickstarter page.

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