Kernel + Virtuleap: BCI-infused VR brain training

Amir Bozorgzadeh
Nov 20, 2020 · 1 min read
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Modified Pico Neo 2 Eye with embedded Kernel Flow BCI technology

We’re happy to finally reveal that we’ve been busy collaborating with the Kernel team during the past couple months.

They ran tests on our Magic Deck game using a modified Pico Neo 2 Eye headset designed to produce robust hemodynamic responses. Magic Deck was created based on Dr. Barbara Sahakian and the University of Cambridge’s research “Innovative methods for improving cognition, motivation and wellbeing in schizophrenia”, specifically targeting episodic memory.

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Modified version of Magic Deck for Kernel Flow testing purposes

This initial test demonstrated as an early proof-of-concept the “differential activation patterns during the working memory task as compared to a control condition in a single subject doing a memory task in VR”.

Stay tuned for more exciting news about the work we are doing with the very brainy teams at Kernel!


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