At the beginning of the week InteraXon visited San Francisco for the always fun TechCrunch Disrupt; this weekend we get to visit another beautiful part of the sunshine state. Palo Alto, here we come! On September 15th and 16th our COO Trevor Coleman and CTO Chris Aimone will be at the annual Quantified Self Conference to lead a casual discussion about brain computer interface technology.
The Quantified Self Conference is an annual meet-up for technology users, programmers, enthusiasts, and creatives. This gathering is one of over 50 worldwide in the ‘QS’ community, which inspires collaboration and learning through its hands-on and intimate setting.
The event is tied to the quantified self movement. Originally started in 2007, it encourages people to incorporate self-tracking and data acquisition into our daily lives. This could be measured through things like performance output, emotional states, or environmental factors such as the quality of water we drink.
Advances in brain computer interfacing, as well as consumer brainwave devices, give insight to the affordances a quantified self approach can provide as we inch towards ubiquity. Individuals can choose from a number of apps and devices that track alpha and beta brainwaves; these tools also deliver personalized results with each use. One of many great examples is ZEO, the brainwave tracker to improve and manage sleep patterns. Not only does self-tracking allow users to see what their brain is doing, but charting results can help move the individual towards a personalized goal.
To learn more about the global quantified self community, and the conference in Palo Alto this weekend, visit their website. InteraXon’s discussion on brain computer interfacing is during ‘Office Hours’ on Saturday September 15th in the Ford Garden at the Tesla Table.