Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 11th and 12th 2014

Jim McKeeth

Embarcadero Technologies
About Jim
Inventor of swipe to unlock (US Patent numbers 6,766,456, 8,352,745, . . .) and long time software developer, Jim McKeeth loves pushing the envelope for was is possible, and sharing what he discovers. As World Wide Developer Evangelist for Embarcadero Technologies he travels the world meeting with developers working on all sorts of exciting projects. When not traveling he enjoys spending time with his family and dog in Idaho
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Speaking Sessions

  • Exploring the Brain-Computer Interface

    10:45 AM Sunday   Room: 4301
    A new generation of wearable devices are coming out that detect our thoughts, feelings and facial expressions via the electrical currents our body produces. These new devices interface directly with mobile devices via a Bluetooth connection and are designed to provide input all day long. What potential does the Brain-Computer Interface provide for wearable purposes? What is the difference between passive monitoring and active detection? What sort of input is possible? Is the Brain-Computer Interface one way, or is direct brain input possible too? In this class, we will dive into the future of thought as input for wearable development with real-world examples and code. Demonstrations will be shown using the Emotiv EPOC headset, a high resolution, neuro-signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset that uses a set of sensors to tune into electric signals produced by the brain to detect thoughts, feelings and expressions. Additional devices will be discussed and may be used as they become available. You will see the EEG neuroheadset and brain-computer interface with examples of interfacing with desktop and mobile apps. We will dive into the roots of the technology, showing code and examples along with big pictures of the technology. You will walk away with an understanding of how this still evolving and largely unknown technology really works, how it can be used, as well as longer-term implications.