We wanted to boost the ability of researchers to study new breakthroughs appearing in neurotherapy backed by EEG - namely ADHD treatment, repair of brain tissue and connections damaged by depression, and the machine training your subconscious and literally boosting your self-esteem.
We wanted to create a product that has an incredibly high potential to help people.
What it does
It is a modular re-usable EEG headset that costs nothing more than filament and a hardware setup that, with active electrodes designed by our PhD MIT EE, is more powerful and capable than systems costing unfathomable amounts more.
Our work allows researchers to have the best of both worlds - the cheapest EEG with incredible versatility. We hope that our open-source project will be used around the world to further aid in researching and distributing these new breakthrough treatments
How I built it
We carefully designed our EEG headset to be fully 3D-printable. And we mean it. Our headset is able to be printed by any printer and has ZERO overhangs or OVERSIZED parts that require expensive 3D printers.
Challenges I ran into
Designing a modular system that, for-the-first-time in a printed headset, allows researchers to place electrodes ANYWHERE they want
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Solving long-standing problems that OpenBCI and other open-source movements have struggled to find a solution for for years, such as a truly fully 3D-printed
What I learned
A lot about actually sitting down and designed all the hardware to work together in a cohesive, simple, and effective way
What's next for Harvard Helmet: The only fully 3D-printable EEG headset
Since we've already fully open-sourced our models and our design notes and materials, the only thing next is for Harvard Helmet to undergo further development and hopefully to be used by researchers around the world