Rocky Hill Country Day School’s Integrated Entrepreneurs Program (E2) hosts BrainCo. Team for innovation in interdisciplinary immersive action
The one-day omnidisciplinary experience will impact students in Grades 4-12 through hands-on, experiential work with AI technology. Guided by Meg stowe, Innovation Director at Rocky Hill Country Day School, students will begin by understanding neurofeedback and how it can be used to improve wellness and reduce stress through BrainCo’s proprietary technology, FocusCalm.
Using the latest portable AI headsets, FocusCalm is designed to train your brain to reduce stress by combining proven neurofeedback techniques to improve mood and focus. Just like a heart rate monitor can read your pulse, FocusCalm detects electrical activity in the brain that the headset measures using an AI algorithm. The technology supports neuroplasticity research that has shown that activities like meditation, neurofeedback, and brain games can cause the brain to be more focused and calmer.
Other students will engage in coding a robotic arm to perform a function using award-winning brain-computer interface (BCI) technology, Neuromaker: BrainCo’s robotic prosthetic hand. Neurommaker was developed to educate the entire community about the medical and cultural impact of BCI technology and the future of medicine by demonstrating a commercially viable solution for people with disabilities.
“Giving the next generation inspiration and access to the humans behind innovative technologies exposes our students to the mindsets necessary to develop and design solutions to the problems they care about,” says Stowe, “and it’s is how we disrupt and shape a better future for all. “
BrainCo. President, Max Newlon, and its team of researchers, designers and engineers will be available to answer questions and explain these latest innovations.
“One of the most rewarding experiences is seeing students come up with ideas for cutting-edge applications in neuroscience and artificial intelligence that we are already working on in the lab,” comments Newlon. “We are proud that our STEM kits are helping students discover that they are capable of more than they ever thought possible.”
BrainCo was founded in 2015 by Bicheng Han, doctoral student at the Harvard Center of Brain Science. BrainCo is a leading brain-computer interface (BCI) company developing products and services for the U.S. and global markets in the areas of personal health and wellness, robotic prosthetics, and education. STEM.