2010 Stanford Cool Products Expo
Posted by Ian on April 8, 2010 at 3:08 PM ET
We showed off the new Multi-Mode Mind Lamp at this year's Stanford Cool Products Expo (CPX). Thanks to everyone who stopped by to ask questions.
The Multi-Mode Lamp includes the new white-to-color mode, in which the lamp rests on pure white, and changes to one of eight colors depending on the output of the built-in random event generator. Each of the eight possible colors is equally likely to appear. Because of the equal probabilities of the 8 colors, it's easy to conduct informal experiments to score your mind's effect upon the lamp using simple statistics. (Specifically, using the binomial distribution with p = 1/8.)
Also at the CPX this year were NeuroSky (creators of the MindSet brainwave-sensing headset) and OCZ Technology (creators of Neural Impulse Actuator headband). These are EEG-based devices that allow you to control computer software with your brainwaves. We're often asked about how these devices compare to the Mind Lamp, so we'll devote a separate blog post to that topic.
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