Knowledge Vault 3/10 - GTEC BCI & Neurotechnology Spring School 2024 - Day 1
Robotic couture BCIs in fashion. Screendress and much more
Anouk Wipprecht, Fashion Designer (USA)
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1.-Anouk Wipprecht is a fashion tech designer who combines fashion with technology like microcontrollers to create interactive electronic designs.

2.-Her work incorporates sensors to detect the wearer's surroundings and body signals to create interactions based on proxemics (personal space).

3.-Examples include the Spider Dress that uses sensors to attack when someone enters the wearer's personal space and the Smoke Dress that emits more smoke the more people are in the wearer's vicinity.

4.-She collaborates with Swarovski to make their crystals smart by integrating electronics to measure things like heart rate in jewelry pieces.

5.-Anouk works with prosthetics, helping bionic artist Viktoria Modesta create provocative prosthetic leg designs that showcase rather than hide them.

6.-Her first brain-computer interface project aimed to correlate a wearer's stress levels to their environment using a hacked NeuroSky headset.

7.-She later collaborated with G.Tec on the Agent Unicorn project - a headpiece for children with ADHD to understand their brain triggers.

8.-The Agent Unicorn design incorporated G.Tec's g.Sahara gold-plated dry electrodes to measure EEG from the P300 brain wave.

9.-In 2016, G.Tec developed the Unicorn Hybrid Black, an 8-electrode EEG device designed for makers and developers to easily incorporate BCI.

10.-Anouk and G.Tec collaborated on an interactive dress with 1024 channels of EEG using G.Tec's g.Pangolin ultra-high density grid during COVID.

11.-The project required hair-free models since the g.Pangolin uses sticky electrodes, but looked innovative with moving dress elements reacting to brain signals.

12.-Their most recent collaboration, the Pangolin Dress, monitors cognitive workload using pupil dilation changes measured by the new G.Tec Unicorn wearable EEG band.

13.-The Unicorn EEG band is a sleek 4-electrode device worn on the back of the head, making it easy to put on.

14.-Anouk presented a history of her work combining fashion design, interaction design, robotics, machine learning and inspiration from animal behaviors.

15.-She uses 3D printing, laser cutting and other techniques to create custom enclosures and designs to house the electronic components.

16.-Many of her projects are open-sourced on Instructables and so people can learn how to make similar devices themselves.

17.-Anouk recommends biomedical engineers interested in wearable tech consider challenges like sensor positioning on moving bodies, battery life, washability and reparability.

18.-She advises starting by seeing what body data you can capture, then exploring what interactions or experiences that enables.

19.-Wearable tech is a rapidly growing field as humans become more connected with technology and desire emotive wearable experiences.

20.-Anouk is interested in further research combining wearable tech with sound and music to influence wearer's mental states like stress levels.

21.-The presentation was part of the BCI Spring School hosted by G.Tec, which included several talks on BCI-related topics.

22.-Other relevant talks included Dr. Christoph Guger on the g.Pangolin grid and Unicorn Hybrid Black, and work on decoding inner speech.

23.-Anouk frequently collaborates with G.Tec and participates in their BCI Hackathons to rapidly prototype new brain-controlled wearable devices.

24.-The Spring School had attendees tuning in from all around the world, from Iran and Vietnam to Mexico and Lithuania.

25.-Anouk is based in the Netherlands but currently lives in New York. She hopes to attend the Ars Electronica event in Austria again.

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