[EEG] Notes from EEG meeting
spears at 2secondfuse.com
Mon Apr 6 15:59:56 PDT 2009
Super news, Jonathan. It will be great to see what Emotiv's working
with on the hardware side.
On Apr 6, 2009, at 3:11 PM, Jonathan Foote wrote:
> Thanks Kelly for excellent notes. I added some details about the
> boards and enclosures.
> In a development that could be exciting but probably isn't, I ran into
> Kal Spelletich this morning. If I understand him right (not always a
> given) he has both an Emotiv headset and a spare set of OpenEEG
> boards. He said he's not using them and would contribute them to the
> cause. I think the Emotiv headset may be fairly useless without the
> api/driver/software but we could at least investigate their electrode
> setup. I'm still on the record as being Very Skeptical about them.
> Anyway I'll be by his studio later this week and see what I can come
> away with.
> Kelly suggests another ping to the main NB list which I think is a
> splendid idea.
> Rachel, may we PayPal you some contributions for the electrode cap?
> On Sun, Apr 5, 2009 at 6:00 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com>
>> There are notes from our second meeting on the wiki:
>> And I also added some brief notes at the beginning of the page with
>> links. There's a link to a video of a pretty classic ERP method of
>> I think the big highlight is that Rachel said she's going to buy
>> the cap.
>> Jake sent us the link to that (it's on the wiki page). I seem to
>> recall an
>> additional package of peripherals that we were considering
>> buying...? Can't
>> recall. If anyone remembers, tell Rachel.
>> We mostly talked about further hardware troubleshooting, but also
>> talked a
>> little more about the various methods of EEG analysis. We also
>> talked about
>> Emotiv's headset some more, and I linked the video of their demo in
>> notes. One thing that came up a few times was using EEG to control
>> movements, like in the Pong video (linked on wiki) or in Emotiv's
>> demo. I'm assuming that this is using motor cortex data, which
>> would be
>> awesome. That would mean we could use gestures (or possibly just
>> gestures) as a recognizable cognitive event.
>> Which brings me to one thing that we didn't talk about much, the
>> project. Jake couldn't make it, and we didn't have too many of our
>> programmers, so that whole genre of material didn't get discussed
>> much, but
>> I'd really like to brainstorm next time about some of the cognitive
>> we could use as the actual passthought, and what other security
>> would be useful. I'm sure we can count on Jake to be vocal about
>> this in the
>> future, but I seem to recall some other folks were interested in that
>> problem as well. The idea of a passthought that's gesture based is
>> exciting to me. There's a lot of interesting neuroscience around
>> neurons [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron] that would be
>> cool to
>> leverage as well (possibly for the security angle?). And I happen
>> to know
>> that there's been research in detecting mirror neuron activity with
>> Anyway, I'm excited about this whole motion detection thing, and
>> that'll be
>> my research item this week. There's actually kind of a lot that we
>> need to
>> research so if anyone's interested in spending some quality time on
>> googles, ping me and maybe we can find something you're interested in
>> amongst the vast catalog of Shit We Need To Research.
>> And I think that the Sunday time was nice. It's fairly mellow at
>> 83c. The
>> turnout was definitely less, so if any of you that couldn't make it
>> actually unable to make that time in particular, let us know.
>> I'm assuming we'll meet again next Sunday at teatime.
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