Human-to-Human Interface
Bill Reith
(DIY Electrophysiology!) Have you ever dreamt of controlling the people around you? Family, friends, co-workers, even total strangers? Well with this workshop, you will learn to harness the power of neuroscience and biotechnology using the Backyard Brains Human-Human Interface. With our electrophysiology setup, you will learn exciting neuroscience concepts first-hand as your brain sends an electrical impulse to your arm's muscles, telling them to move, and when your muscles move, this generates an even larger electrical signal. You'll take that electricity, then further amplify it and inject it into the nerves controlling another person's arm. Workshop Objective: Explore the electrical biosignals of your own body! In this workshop, we will learn all about the electrophysiology of our muscles and current tools doctors and scientists use to study them. Attendees will be able to use the Backyard Brains Human-Human Interface to record their own electromyograms to get a hands-on experience in how our muscles use electrical activity to function. We will build on that to discover first-hand how these electrical signals can be used to control robotic arms and even your friend’s limbs! Our interactive workshops are best if you join us in the hands-on neuroscience experiments! Backyard Brains is offering CPSG1 attendees a special 25% discount to get your own Human Interface Workshop Bundle (which includes a Muscle SpikerShield, Arduino Uno microcontroller, a TENS unit, the required cables and 9V battery) to use in the workshop and keep to take home! Follow this link to learn more and purchase a discounted workshop bundle: