Get Your Own 64 Channel, Dry-Electrode Brain-Computer Headset!

This is supposedly the world's first lab-quality, 64 channel, dry-electrode headset, which is important, because having to lube your head or poke holes is both time-consuming and unsightly.


(Wearable brain-computer interface headset)

The dry EEG sensors are easier to apply than wet sensors, while still providing high-density/low-noise brain activity data, according to the researchers. The headset includes a Bluetooth transmitter, eliminating the usual array of wires. The system also includes a sophisticated software suite for data interpretation and analysis for applications including research, neuro-feedback, and clinical diagnostics.

“In 10 years, using a brain-machine interface might become as natural as using your smartphone is today, said Tim Mullen, a UC San Diego alumnus, lead author on the study and a former researcher at the Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience at UC San Diego.

Well, almost as natural. OTOH, this might be an early version of the recreational cephscope (short for cephalochromoscope) from Philip K. Dick's 1977 novel A Scanner Darkly. Phi Dick had your number forty years ago, Dr. Mullen!

...his Altec cephalochromoscope, around which he had built the pleasure part of his schedule, the segment of the day in which they all relaxed and got mellow....
(Read more about Dick's cephscope)

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