A 3D Printable Open-Source Brain Scanner on Kickstarter
(3D Printing Industry) Conor Russomanno and Joel Murphy have launched a Kickstarter campaign entitled OpenBCI for an open-source, 3D printable brain scanner.
The headset OpenBCI is built around a 24-bit analog-to-digital converter called the ADS1299, from Texas Instruments. This measures EEG, as well as EMG (skeletal muscle) and ECG (heart) signals. It’s Arduino compatible, with designs and software all available on GitHub. After printing out the Spider Claw 3000 headset, you can connect the OpenBCI board from the campaign, along with electrodes to attach to your scalp, and begin measuring brain waves for a variety of uses. 3D printing makes the OpenBCI even more accessible as it allows users with a variety of head shapes and sizes to print a headset tailored to their own head.
Click here and watch the Kickstarter video for a more detailed idea of how the OpenBCI project works.