For the first time in history, researchers have connected the human brain to the internet. The invention links a small Raspberry Pi computer to a headset with 14 nodes that correspond to different parts of the brain. Each brain wave can be monitored on a screen. In the future, this technology could be used to transfer information back and forth between mind and computer.

Brainternet” came about as the fourth year project of biomedical students Jemma-Faye Chait and Danielle Winter from the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering in Johannesburg, South Africa. The students were supervised by Wits professor Adam Pantanowitz.

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