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neuroknitting: scarves made from brainwave activity
jun 14, 2013
neuroknitting: scarves made from brainwave activity


neuroknitting: scarves made from brainwaves
all images © mar canet

 

 

researching the possible uses of brain and body signals for multi-modal interaction, a collaboration between artists varvara guljajeva, mar canet and MTG researcher sebastian mealla, introduces ‘neuroknitting’, a collection of scarves made with ‘knitic’, an open hardware knitting machine that translates brainwaves into physical garments. using a wearable, non-invasive EEG headset, the system records a users’ effective brain state while listening to music – specifically when hearing bach’s ‘goldberg variations’. after down-sampling 10 minutes of data into special software, the knitting machine measures signals from relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load responses, converting the wave-lengths into a unique pattern.

 

 

the project uses digital framework to create bicolored knitting patterns

 

 

‘neuroknitting’
video courtesy varvara

 

 

the collection of scarves are made with an open hardware knitting machine that translates brainwaves into physical garments

 

 

‘neuroknitting’ researches the possible uses of brain and body signals for multi-modal interaction

 

 

using a wearable, non-invasive EEG headset, the system records a users’ effective brain state while listening to music

 

 

 

the machine measures signals from relaxation, excitement, and cognitive load responses, converting the wave-lengths into unique scarves

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