Inspiration

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

Using a node.js module for Muse, we fed blinking and accelerometer data from the headset to a simple, side-scrolling game that is written in Javascript and HTML 5.

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.

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