Muse Headband: Potential Communication Tool for Locked-in People

Kaihao Tian


As an affordable brain wave sensing device, Muse Headband has a strong potential use of being a basic communication tool for people with locked-in syndrome. With the assistance of other external devices, such as EEG and computers, it is possible to create an affordable device that displays these patients’ emotions with simple and comprehensible images or graphs so that they can be understood by those who take care of them. My paper introduces Unlock, an in-progress design project based on Muse Headband. The whole program is designed as an approach to help the communication of locked-in people, and consists of both hardware and software.

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Mechanical Engineering Research   ISSN 1927-0607 (Print)   ISSN 1927-0615 (Online)   Email:

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