WaVR ｜ Brainwaves VR Control System
Tools: Unreal Engine, Oculus Rift, EEG Sensor, Arduino, an electric air freshener, Subwoofer Bass, Amplifier,
The immersive mixed reality experience WAVR, in which neuro-controlled VR technology uses biosensors to monitor increases in alpha waves (brain waves that increase as a person enters a meditative state).
The brainwave data triggers commands on the VR application, allowing the user to control virtual objects with their mind. In addition to virtual reality, WAVR engages other physical senses through a vibrating chair, a fan blowing cool air, and wafts of perfume.
This device makes it easier for users to experience the benefits of meditation with the aid of technology (brainwave biosensor meets VR).
CONTROLING VR WITH MIND POWER
FETUARED SHOWCASES AND CLIPS FROM PRESS MEDIA
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
1) WAVR is essentially a combination of a VR and an EEG headset. The EEG biosensors deliver real-time alpha wave biofeedback into the OSC, which controls both the VR application and the micro-controller that is connected to a fan, a vibrating chair and an electric air freshener.
2) Depending on the user's level of concentration, the components listed above work all together to create either a peaceful or a gloomy atmosphere for the user.
3) WAVR uses brainwaves to interact with our senses of sight, hearing, touch and smell. This technology can be used in many industries including medicine, gaming, meditation and mindfulness.
This project was done in collaboration with Baris Siniksaran (NYU IDM Tandon)
EXHIBITIONS / PRESS
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WAVR was featured on NY1 Spectrum News!
WAVR won the Editor's Choice Award at World Maker Faire 2017!
(New York Hall of Science)
WAVR on NYU.EDU
WAVR @ GRAFX, Bank of America / Thomson Reuters VR Event Showcase, NY
WAVR @ FALL 2017 NYU PROTYPING FUND SHOWCACE (NYU MAKER SPACE)
WAVR was featured on Austrian Radio Station Oe1
WAVR @ NYVR EXPO