With a Nokia app and an EEG headset, a completely portable system for brain scans has been created.

Jakob Eg Larsen and colleagues from the Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modelling at the Technical University of Denmark have created a fully functional portable brain scanner using a commercially available EEG headset wirelessly connected to a Nokia smartphone.

Wearing the headset and opening an app designed by the researchers creates a simplified 3D reconstruction of the brain that lights up as brainwaves are detected. The smartphone provides a touch-based interface so the model can be rotated by swiping the screen. The app can also connect to a remote server for real-time brain state decoding.

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