Using NeuroSky EEG sensors hacked from a $75 Star Wars toy, the Mental Block team has constructed helmets that attempt to match the brainwaves of pairs of participants.

PSFK was able to attend the recent Dorkbot NYC meetup of creative people “doing strange things with electricity”, which featured an exhibition of the Mental Block project. Using NeuroSky EEG sensors hacked from a $75 Star Wars toy, the Mental Block team has constructed helmets for use by pairs of participants. Each helmet reads the concentration-level brain waves of the wearer, adjusting the position of a gradient polarized filter. If the brainwaves of the two participants match the filters align such that each participant can see the other’s face, but if the wavelengths are conflicted the other’s face is obscured.

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