This week I conducted some experiments with the MindWave EEG reader. The games are pretty fascinating, and the device is easy to use. The headset pairs well with Eric Blue’s incredible visualizer built in Processing (pic below).
After meeting with DanO, I’m convinced I need to use the Zeo due to stability of the headband and ease of access to raw data. There are a ton of hacks online, including hooking the Zeo up to arduino directly, and using a Python script for serial communication. Seems perfect for me. Looks like I’m learning Python this semester.
I also downloaded the Sleep Cycle app for iPhone which is pretty interesting but doesn’t allow access to raw data. Jawbone UP users who like hacking seem to be complaining about the same thing. Booooo. Looks like I’m a pretty good sleeper though, eh? EH??
I’ve decided to use my ROY projects to enhance my thesis, so my goal for this class is to get my sleep data to power solenoids. Depending on which stage of sleep you’re in, the solenoids will release ink that dyes a blanket rolling by. More coherent description of thesis coming soon.