Nobody has previously made an app that uses data from the Muse Bluetooth data-gram protocol in order to play a game. We wanted to create a new and exciting use for this previously meditation-only headset.
What it does
The Muse headband recognizes blinks and head movements. The character is controlled by blinking to jump and moving the user's head down to duck.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
We had a lot of trouble reading data from the Muse headband, but after some modification of a node.js module designed to visualize this data, we updated the player's movements in accordance.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We did not have very much node.js experience before this, but we were able to modify an existing module to collect only the data we wanted and link this to a simple 2D game.
What we learned
We learned a lot about programming a back-end with node.js.
What's next for AMuseGame
Integrating more sensor data (possibly EGG values), adding a calibration screen, and UI enhancements across the board.