The term “Internet of Things includes all the applications and technologies that connect sensors with our daily routines to a computer network. Thus, objects connected through a network can function autonomously and give us information essential to our everyday life. For example, to take care of our safe movement and health. If it seems familiar to you as a concept, it looks like in the Matrix film, with our environment being perceived as digital entities.
A group of scientists at the Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, made a pioneering move in the field of biomedical engineering. The project called “Brainternet” is stroking the Internet. It actually turns the brain into a special node called the Internet of Things (IoT) of the World Wide Web. And that’s what they did in real time.
The Brainternet, collects EEG brain waves with an emotive device. It then transfers them to a Raspberry Pi computer, which in turn displays the data in real-time in an application programming interface. Through the interface, scientists monitor brain activity.
Adam Pandanovic, a lecturer at the Wits University School of Electrical and Computer Science, and head of research, explains that “Brainternet is a new conquest in the field of brain-to-computer interface systems.” While he added that “there is a lack of easily understood data on how the human brain works and processes the information. There comes the Brainternet, which seeks to simplify this information. This is achieved by constantly monitoring brain activity and providing some interactivity. “