multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses
jan 23, 2015

multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses

multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses
images courtesy of behnaz farahi

 

 

 

the interactive project, ‘synapse’, created by behnaz farahi, is a multi-material 3D printed wearable helmet that changes form in response to brain activities. developed to not only explore the possibilities of 3D printing a shape-shifting second skin, it also analyzes the direct control of movement from our intellectual organ in order to use thoughts to govern the environment around us. as an extension of the body, the device enhances this intimate characteristic and blends it, in a blurred distinction, as a single entity with the surrounding space.

multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses
a close-up of the direct interface design

 

 

 

the soft and flexible structure of the ‘synapse’ was produced using autodesk’s object connex500 multi-material 3D printing technology and then modified into a seamless blend, with the mindflex headset. within, it features a neurosky’s eletroencephalography (EEG) chip that evaluates the motion-controlling EEG of the brain. this assesses cognitive loads and measures data such as attention, meditation, delta, theta and alpha values, and translates all this into actual movement.

multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses
it is a combination of the mindset helmet, neurosky’s EEG chip and the 3D printed multi-material

 

multi-material 3D printed wearable synapse morphs to brain responses
the chip analyzes the collected data and translates this into movement

 

 


project video displaying the intimacy between the helmet, human and environment
video courtesy of nicolas cambier

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