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Brain-computer interface plays music based on person’s mood

Scientists are developing a brain-computer interface (BCI) that recognises a person’s affective state and plays music to them based on their mood.

Scientists from the universities of Reading and Plymouth believe the system could be used as a therapeutic aid for people suffering with certain forms of depression. The project would use an electroencephalograph (EEG) to transfer the electrical signal from the patient’s scalp via a series of wires to an amplifier box, which, in turn, would be connected to a computer. The computer would then generate its own synthetic music based on the user’s mental state.

The researches have developed a number of rule-based approaches to generate music with computers. They will use computer software to try to identify rules governing musical patterns that produce certain emotions. Then we would embed these rules into the system to generate the music.

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Behind-the-scenes of W.I.L.D.

Making of scene # 5 in W.I.L.D. In this level you can train your concentration by putting the snowflakes together. Put your PLX XWave brainwave headset on!

Re-learn how to walk

Robot legs help stroke survivors to walk again

Brainwave patterns for acceptable maximum volume of hearing aids

Panasonic has announced the development of a new technology for fitting hearing aids. Focusing on electroencephalogram (EEG) brain wave patterns recorded when example sounds heard at the normal sound volume are played into the user’s ears during the test, the new technology enables the estimation of the loudest level of sound the user can comfortably tolerate. This development allows the reduction of strain on the users and the time required to fit hearing aids. The company has started clinical evaluation of this method, with an aim to put it into practice as an automatic volume level fitting system for hearing aids in the fiscal year starting April 2015.

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In the interactive arcade game BrainBattle two players can take on the ultimate battle of brains against each other with brain computer interfaces. As a result, well-known classic games like Pong, Space Invaders and Pac Man are revitalized by an unusual form of interaction.