Brain Waving Hands
Brain Controlled Electronics & Vector IllustrationFrom the Artist:
“I was extremely happy to work with this project. The idea of something as simple as brainwaves controlling something complex made me want to create something minimal that contrasts the complex subject matter it represents.
I wanted it to be somewhat light, as this invention is a very positive step towards (for example) helping heavily disabled people. The waves represent brainwaves that can control devices to make them move, and the hand represents the ability to function as an average person.”
— Magnus Voll Mathiassen
Rory Peterson, a student scientist from Florida created the first electro-mechanical device that can be controlled wirelessly by a person’s thoughts. Finding the right brain waves to utilize was tricky as any waves less than 15Hz and greater than 106Hz contained signals from eye and facial movements that could not be used. Rory ran 120 experimental trials to find the range of 46Hz to 60Hz that could be sent as a wireless digital signal to turn a designated machine on or off.
Magnus Voll Mathiassen is an artist based in Drammen, Norway. He received his training at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design and has been designing with watercolor and computer graphics for the past seven years.