The helmet's motion is controlled by the Eletroencephalography (EEG) of the brain. A Neurosky’s EEG chip and Mindflex headset have been modified and redesigned in order to create a seamless blend between technology and design. Watch the video below,directed by Nicolas Cambier, to see how Synapse comes to life.
Incorporated to Synapse, the modified Neurosky EEG chip assesses cognitive load and measures various data such as Attention, Meditation, Delta, Theta, Low Alpha, High Alpha, Low Beta, High Beta, Low Gamma, and High Gamma values. The EEG technology records and monitors of the electrical activity caused by the firing of neurons in the brain. The neural commands related to the “Attention” level are therefore translated into actual motions. This operates as a direct interface that allows users to interact with their immediate and non- immediate environments.
The 3D printed helmet was produced using Autodesk’ Objet Connex500 multi-material 3D printing technology, which is able to print a soft (black) and hard (white, in this case) in a single operation. The design of the helmet aims to provide a flexible and soft structure which enables maximum contraction and expansion.
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