For headwear to be compatible with Arctop software, it must contain BCI sensors. These sensors come in an array of shapes and sizes, but one commonality is their ability to measure electrical signals in real-time. While not widely available today, compatible form factors are proliferating. To support that advance we are releasing a series of open-source hardware designs.
All brain-computer interfaces can be broken down into two core components: hardware to sense brain activity, and software to decode it. At Arctop, we specialize in exceptionally high-quality software to decode brain activity in real-time. We do not make hardware, but we are experts in what's required to enable our software, and advise and support clients who want to embed BCI sensors in existing devices or create new ones.
Arctop software can be integrated into a large variety of hardware devices. We envision a world where BCI isn't just a medical technology that requires surgical implants or is relegated to a laboratory with technicians putting on hairnets full of sensors. Rather, it will be technology that is embedded in daily life and consumer devices seamlessly, enabling a more empathetic, human-centric world.
Today, to illustrate the simplicity of integrating BCI technology into everyday life and to help catalyze innovations by hardware companies that will enable BCI applications, we are happy to share these hardware concepts which are compatible with Arctop software: as inspiration, and as a starting point for other teams. Soon, we'll release the associated 3D designs for all the concepts below, so stay tuned.