Brain fly-through Avatar Experience at the Brainmind Summit (Stanford)
The BrainMind Summit held at Stanford University on October 12-13, 2019 included an Experiential Neurolab showcasing new inventions, technology demonstrations and artistic exhibits. Intheon was invited to showcase a new experience which allowed Summit attendees to experience their own brain and body states representated within a 3D avatar.
Attendees could fly through their brain (using a game controller) while visualizing inferred brain activity and connectivity within different frequency bands, as well as their heart beat, all in real-time. A brain-computer interface algorithm allowed users to control an orb by changing activity within specific cognitive brain networks. Brain (EEG), Heart (ECG), and Muscle (EMG) data was captured using a CGX (Cognionics) Quick-20 headset and processd in Neuropype to infer brain activity and decode brain states. Interest in the experience was high as we discussed with attendees -- scientists, researchers, and business leaders -- ways in which this technology demonstration could be applied to real-world applications.
Christian Kothe (Intheon CTO) explains connectivity flow in the brain as an attendees watches their own brain activity in real time.
A brief video presentation of the experience.