Sunday, 19 June 2011

Levitation art project via the use of EEG

As I am conducting an experiment using EEG devices at the moment, here is a very cool art installation, created by a team at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where students have combined an EEG BCI device with a flying harness. This enables the individual with the EEG to levitate using input directly from the headset, i.e. fly using their thoughts.

Called the "Infinity Simulator" (while the art installation is called "The Ascent"), the set up will also allow users to trigger light, sound and video effects using the EEG device, other than of course flying. This effort uses the Emotiv EEG device (which I have previously discussed in this blog), is described by its creators as a platform similar to Wii or Kinect and looks particularly impressive in its prototype, work-in-progress form (check out the video above).

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