What information can you take from your mental and physical states, and how can bio-signals be integrated into, art, fashion, games, toys, social media, medical devices, sports equipment and other applications? The class will primarily be a how-to discussion and demonstration of various sensing technologies you can measure with simple circuitry taught by a real neuroscientist. Come and learn the foundations of how to use your own and others bodies as hardware and software – where the sky or the mind is the only iimit! No experience necessary except the ability to use a computer.
More information can be found at: > http://produceconsumerobot.com/Bio-Sensing/
- Dates: April 13th, 2013
- When: 11AM-5PM
- Where: 54 Maujer, Brooklyn, NY 11206
- Level: Intermediate
- Max # of Students: 15
- Prerequisite: Must be computer literate.
- Student Discounts & Installment plans available – email us for info.
- Tuition: $100. A $25 non-refundable deposit holds your place.
- Please read our Registration & Cancellation Policy.
- This workshop is full. Email us to get on the wait list in case someone drops out.
- What are biometrics?
- What can you do with them?
- Health tracking
- Emotion sensing
- Muscle activity
- Organ volume
- Heart Rate
- Heart Rate Variability
- Blood pressure
- Blood Volume Pulse and SpO2
- Electrodermal Activity (EDA/GSR)
- Facial Expression
- Eye Tracking
- Brain Activity
- + more…
- Measuring brain activity
- Organization of the cerebral cortex
- Representation in the brain
- Principals of EEG
- Analysis of EEG
- Overview of off-the-shelf options
- Demonstration and try-out
- Benefits/drawbacks of OTS EEG options
- Pitfalls of EEG
- Problems of understanding the brain
- Dashing expectations
Sean Montgomery is a new media artist and engineer in New York City. While finishing his Ph.D. in neuroscience, Sean began to consider the fact that from the perspective of a neuron inside the human brain, both a cold winter day and the embrace of a loved one feels like a sequence of electrical impulses. Thinking about the development of new technologies as a lens to let viewers trace back to their own biological existence and reflect on their most basic connection to the world around them, Sean looks forward to exploring how technology can enhance our understanding of ourselves and create new ways for people to interact with one another and the objects around them.
More information about his art and engineering work can be found at: