Beamz me up Scottie!

The Beamz has arrived! I have waited patiently (or not-so-much!) for a couple of weeks since the ILT2014 conference for my Beamz hardware unit to arrive. And boy oh boy it was so worth it! For those not in the know, the Beamz looks like something out of Star Trek that plays music with laser beams. How fricken cool is that! I first saw this bit of tech during the conference keynote when ‘Tweetwood Mac’ rocked the house with one: Continue reading

Neuroscience has gone (almost) mainstream

A few years ago I came across the Emotiv EEG headset and was really tempted to buy one to try it out and get an understanding of how it could be used to help people with disabilities engage with and operate technology. At about the same time I discovered three really smart people from Auckland University were doing the same thing so I took the easy option and started following their work. Continue reading