Grace Purcell
Creative Computing / Year 4

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Grace Purcell

Grace Purcell

Creative Computing

Year 4

  • Project Title Brain-Computer Interface Controlled Wheelchair Prototype
  • Course BSc [Hons] Creative Computing
  • Year 4
  • Contact Info N00132610.student@iadt.ie

B.C.I. Bot

The aim of this project was to show people what our future may hold for us in terms of the next step in personal computers and care when it comes to the disabled community.

Project Description

This project researched a Brain Computer Interface to control a a Board of Education Bot. Brain Computer Interfaces may assist the disabled community in mobility and communication for such cases as Locked-In Syndrome. The project is made up of an EEG headset from Emotiv called the EPOC Headset, an Arduino board and a Parallax Board of Education Bot. The project works by recording the pattern of brain activity when thinking of a certain direction and then sending this to a robot via Processing. The result is a Bot that is controlled by your thoughts.

Project Findings

While there is still room for improvement when it comes to the setup and calibration procedure, it was definitely a worthwhile project. It has shown how far technology has advanced and how quickly we are progressing with such experimental areas of technology.

Grace Purcell
Creative Computing / Year 4