Open-source brain-computer interface (OpenBCI) is an affordable bio-sensing system that can sample electrical activity of human body such as brain (EEG), skeletal muscle (EMG) and heart (ECG) activity.
OpenBCI: Democratizing neurotechnology
|OpenBCI stands for open-source brain-computer interface (BCI). The OpenBCI Board is a versatile and affordable analog-to-digital converter that can be used to sample electrical brain activity (EEG), muscle activity (EMG) and heart rate (ECG) amongst others. It is compatible with any type of electrode and is supported by an open-source framework of signal processing applications.
To the view of the developers, the biggest challenges faced in understanding what makes us who we are cannot be solved by a company, an institution, or even an entire field of science. They believe that these discoveries will only be made through an open forum of shared knowledge and concerted effort, by people from a variety of disciplines. Their vision is to realise the potential of the open-source movement to accelerate innovation in brain science.
OpenBCI is a multidisciplinary community of researchers, engineers, artists, scientists, designers and makers amongst others. They share the passion for harnessing the electrical signals of the human brain and body to further understand and expand human mind. As the community continues to grow, so do the possibilities of what they can discover and create together.
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