openBCI Ganglion Board, PolyFlex 3d printing, Conductive textiles
How can we find comfort with wearable technologies, while experimenting with different materials and aesthetics to change the user experience? The perception that technology is rigid is challenged using conductive textiles as opposed to plastic and rigid structures. Explorative research in brain computer interfaces and wearable technology.
Building on our interest in BCI technology, our team had a new aim to make this technology more wearable and available for greater adoption. We wanted more people to have access to this technology and be willing to use it. Therefore, we embarked on our journey to investigate how we can make BCI technology more wearable as it records brain activity and monitor cognitive performance. The purpose is to enable new ways of interacting with IT systems, by wearing a comfortable wearable device in different contexts.
We intended to explore the making of this wearable technology by looking into conductive materials to replace the rigid and hard helmet that is currently in use. We also explored different options of disguising the sensors that read brain activity with the different garment and foam material. The objective was to increase the comfort level of the wearable and reduce the hardness of the final product. We had envisioned it to be suitable for use at anytime of the day for different purposes.
The initial approach was to narrow it closer to something more wearable for a design that seemed physically acceptable within human boundaries in terms of appearance, comfortability, accessability and adaptability.
|Bachelor Student:||Vlad Gidea|
|Bachelor Student:||Daniel Kirchner|
|Bachelor Student:||Xin Yee Sin|
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