Makers and developers that have considered entering the area of biosensing but have been put off by the high costs of entry may be interested in a new 3D printed headset and development board which has now been made available by Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno.
For around $450 those interested can get their hands on the OpenBCI Ganglion development board which is priced at $99 and the 3D printed biosensing headset in the form of the Ultracortex Mark IV which is priced at $350.
Both of which can be seen in the animated gift below. To learn more about the system and the hardware watch the promotional video below where the developers of the project explain more about its inspiration and functionality.
For those of you who don’t know, OpenBCI is an open-source platform of hardware and software tools that makes it possible to measure, analyze, and utilize the human body’s electrical signals. The OpenBCI system can measure brain data (EEG), muscle data (EMG), heart activity (ECG), and more! The OpenBCI 32bit Board, from our last Kickstarter campaign, is currently being used and improved by researchers, scientists, engineers, artists, designers, and students in over 20 countries around the world.
Featuring two new OpenBCI Products, the OpenBCI Ganglion Board & the Ultracortex Mark IV. The OpenBCI Ganglion Board is a low-cost, 4-channel, Arduino-compatible, programmable biosensing platform perfect for novice biohackers, students, neurofeedback, and low-cost research.
The Ultracortex Mark IV is the next edition of the Ultracortex—a comfortable, adjustable, and 3D-printable EEG headset, compatible with all of the OpenBCI boards. The Ultracortex’s revolutionary design uses dry EEG sensors and takes less than 30 seconds to put on and get up-and-running (check out the video demo in the Applications & Featured Projects section below).
For more information on the new Biosensing technology jump over to the Kickstarter website for details.