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Welcome to NeuroMaker BCI!
Welcome to your journey learning neurotechnology, brain computer interfaces, data science and more. Please follow these steps to set up your device, your software and curriculum options. Please take the following three steps to set up, install and prepare your devices for in-class learning with BCI!
1. Hardware and Software Set Up
NeuroMaker BCI operates on two different kinds of hardware. Using either of these devices will enable you to use any of our curriculum, activities, challenge materials and more that NeuroMaker BCI has to offer. Please set aside approximately thirty to sixty minutes to set up your devices for the first time. After that, you can set up your devices in seconds!
2. Review Your Curriculum Options
NeuroMaker BCI Curriculum provides a series of different options to interact with BCI technology. We have organized each way you can work with our technology in three main areas. You can find all materials required to complete these lessons and classes with the materials below.
Curious about how brain signals are detected by your device? Learn about the Raw EEG metrics displayed by your NeuroMaker BCI Connect Application here: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Raw EEG
Learn about how electrical signals in your brain are grouped in Alpha to Gamma waves with this introduction: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Brainwaves
The Attention algorithm in NeuroMaker BCI provides most of the functions that we will be using for brain computer interface applications. Learn about how this algorithm was designed and how we can use it with this introduction: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Attention
The NeuroMaker BCI Meditation algorithm can use complex machine learning to match your brain state to those of expert meditation practitioners. Learn how this algorithm was created and how you can use it here: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Meditation
NeuroMaker BCI Connect gives you the power to record your own brainwave activity into .csv and .xlsx files for programming and analysis. Learn how you can create these files and what they mean in this introduction: NeuroMaker BCI Introduction to Data Files
Mastered the above concepts in neurotechnology and ready to control a prosthetic hand using your own brain signals? Use this provided tutorial to control a NeuroMaker Hand with your brain activity! Introduction to a Brain Controlled Hand.
*Please note: users must have a NeuroMaker Hand in order to complete this activity.
Exploring Socio-Emotional Learning with EEG and Music
In this activity students will be introduced to Electroencephalography (EEG) technology & the science behind it.
Students will develop their own music playlists and record the qualitative & quantitative responses to the sound clips, while doing various activities. At the end of these experiments, students will be able to better understand the music that suits them best to relax or focus all while using objective brainwave data!
Investigate the Full Breadth of BCI Technologies
The NeuroMaker BCI Curriculum provides a full experience in the emerging field of Brain Computer Interface. This curriculum introduces BCI concepts in a step by step process that begins with setting up the required BCI technology and finishes students taking control of this technology for their own applications.
- Unit 1 Enter the World of BCI: Understand and set up your BCI Units
- Unit 2: Neurotech Fundamentals: Understand the brain, brainwaves and BCI algorithms
- Unit 3 Neurofeedback Exploration: Use technology to measure what engages and relaxes you
- Unit 4 Brain Device Control: Control lights, motors, sound and prosthetics with your brain
- Unit 5 Ethics and Impact: Understand the ethical and societal impacts of Brain Computer Interface technology.
- Unit 6 BCI Design Thinking: Create your own BCI applications with design thinking
3. Get Active in the NeuroMaker Creative Challenge
You can find all of the resources needed for the NeuroMaker challenge site here: NeuroMaker Challenge. We are challenging students to research ways to improve the field of assistive technology. Participants can send us a video and written description of their solution virtually and we will be giving out over $10,000 in prizes to those that are selected by our MIT and Harvard engineers! Participation is free to any group of students with our NeuroMaker Hand or NeuroMaker BCI.
You can also find our full challenge guide here: NeuroMaker Creative Challenge Description
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