EdTech at CES 2018: Backyard Brains Might Be The Coolest Thing You See At CES 2018
Have you ever wanted to be a brain surgeon or a mad scientist? Are you curious about the way the brain works? Have you ever wanted to control things with your brain? These are all questions that Backyard Brains answers with fun, and professional kits, labs and activities.
Take the Backyard Brains Muscle SpikerBox Pro for instance. This do it yourself kit reveals and records electrical activity hidden within your muscles. The kit comes with everything you need to record EMG signals and conduct human physiology experiments in your bedroom. It’s great for beginners yes powerful enough to record publication ready results.
This used to be stuff you only saw in the movies.
Backyard Brains Human-Human-Interface kit will teach you how, and then allow you to, control other people with your brain. With this DIY electrophysiology setup you’ll be able to use signals from your brain to control another person’s arm. You’ll learn first hand neuroscience concepts about electrical impulses. Your brain sends an electrical impulse to your arm’s muscles, telling them to move and when your muscles move, it generates an even larger electrical signal. This kit allows you to amplify that signal and inject it into the nerves, effectively controlling another person’s arm.
Control a claw with your brain using, Backyard Brains’ Claw Bundle. With this kit you’ll learn some of the fundamentals of neuroprosthetics the same technology used to help people who have lost their limbs. The Claw Bundle is your very own human interface robotics kit. The kit is paired with an Arduino micro-controller. The Claw responds to the EMG signals in your muscles and when you make a fist the claw responds and makes a fist as well.
Backyard Brains kits are used in high school and college classrooms across the country to help aid in teaching the fundamentals of neuroscience. It’s truly brain science, you can see it and try it at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, January 9-12th in South Hall booth #25500 you can also check out their line of amazing brain science activity kits at backyardbrains.com.