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Open Source Access
to Your Brain
A crowdfunding project at Kickstarter is seeking to provide a customizable and fully open brain-computer
interface platform that gives you access to high-quality brain wave data. In addition, the project calls upon 3D
printing to aid in the production of the headset. The end result could offer a unique opportunity for a number
of neurological medical devices.
Melissa Fassbender, Associate Editor, PD&D
The team at OpenBCI is trying to un- dermine the “ivory tower of intellec- tual property” and prove another way
to do business. The company has developed
a low-cost, programmable, open-source
electroencephalography (EEG) platform
that gives anybody with a computer access
OpenBCI, an open source brain-com-
puter interface (BCI), is built around Texas
Instrument’s ADS1299 IC—an 8-channel,
low-noise, 24-bit analog-to-digital converter
designed specifically for measuring EEG
signals. Features include:
• A programmable Bias signal (DRL) and
flexible input multiplexer
• An onboard re-programmable micro-con-
• Bluetooth low energy (BTLE)
The final design will be wireless and
re-programmable with an SD card for data
logging and electrode expansion capability.
Multiple boards can also be daisy chained together to expand on the number of channels.
In addition to the circuit, the team has also
designed custom EEG headwear. Because
one-size-fits-all rarely pertains to head size,
the team has turned to 3D printing to produce the headset.
Russomanno, co-founder and “Creative
Khan” at OpenBCI, who has a background
in art, has been using Autodesk’s Maya 3D
animation software and a 3D printer in the
Atlas Scientific offices.
The design will be customizable so users
can move pieces around and disconnect
pieces. Because the project is open source,
the design files will be available for further
OpenBCI, an open source brain-computer interface (BCI), is built
around Texas Instrument’s ADS1299 IC — an 8-channel, low-noise,
24-bit analog-to-digital converter designed specifically for measuring