Brain signals to design everyday life objects

Mind Vases by Mirai Innovation Labs and Studio José de la O investigate new design possibilities using Aura, the device able to scan and process brain waves.   

The vases realized by Mirai Innovation Labs and Studio Josè de la O aim to find different ways to design everyday life objects. Mind Vases, created using a device able to read biosignals, are an experiment that involve people with no particular design skills: users can modify simple 3D shapes designed by Studio José de la O by relaxing or concentrating. The brain waves are scanned by Aura, the technology developed to record and process the signals from the mind through an electroencephalogram.

Mind Vases designed using brain signals
Mind Vases designed using brain signals

The experiment consisted in two participants wearing the Aura cap, sitting in a room and watching the projection of a vase without external distractions. Using only their minds, people were able to change a tridimensional model’s size, such as height or diameter. The objects, realized with a 3D print in their final phase, reflect on the future role of designers in a world where people could produce their own objects through a digital interface.

Mind Vases
Studio José de la O
Aura device:
Mirai Innovation Labs

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