All posts tagged: learning

Mind Mirror

The Mind Mirror is a medical training device which allows people to understand what is happening in their brain during Meditation. There are now numerous scientific studies showing the multiple benefits that Meditation can have on our mental health, yet for many people starting and […]

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Assembly time…

Finally able to assemble/solder the prototype headset for the Metacognition game, which I have decided to call Sangha, which is one of three Jewels of Buddhism and means community. Been slowly but steadily working towards this over the last few months, step by step. I […]

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Soft Data Bio Feedback

One of my favourite parts of the redesign process for the EEG Mirror was the bio-feedback mechanism. The current laboratory set up uses this graph: So the lower the line, the deeper into flow state you are. My research suggests that the type of feedback […]

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Flex Felt Flesh

For the moving part of the MCR Helmet I have developed a new material I am calling Flex Felt. I take a rigid recycled PET felt, supplied by the excellent The Collective, and by strategically removing some of the material I can create areas of […]

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MetacogRevolution Game

For the Expansion section (see project map) of the Metacognition Revolution I am making a game aimed at 16yr olds taking part in the MYRIAD Project. The game’s purpose is to enthuse and inspire the young people and schools to learn more about the benefits of […]

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Earpiece refinement

After deciding my initial shape through modelling on the example ears in clay I am now refining to ensure the best fit with as wide a range of ears as possible. I have printed three sets of incrementally changing pieces to explore three different choices. […]

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Boston

I’m heading home today after a very informative and inspiring trip to meet with Judson and his team at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. I was able to present my work on re-designing the EEG Mirror for a clinical space, and learn more about their needs […]

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3 Forms

After lots of fun playing around with different shapes an materials I’ve boiled it down to three form proposals to share with Judson and his team in Boston. Form 1 Reduced Standard Form 2 Alternative Materials Mesh/Felt Form 3 Integrated Tech Process shots:

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Reading lust

I’ve read some fantastic books during my research, with plenty more in stacked up and in the post that I’m looking forward to. My own meditation practise has been immeasurably improved by reading more about what is actually happening the my brain, and I have […]

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The 3C’s of Mindfulness

Technology is changing the shape of our brains and our future, what do we want to become? Mindfulness is meta-cognition, enabling us keep control. Having understood the Three Jewels of Buddhism I think there is something so strong and powerful there that is certainly lacking in […]

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Rethinking the EEG

One part of this project is to redesign the EEG Scanner, the headwear which is used to read which parts of the brain are active, which is done by sensors picking up electrical signals. I’m lucky to be working with scientists at MIT for this […]

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