This project is currently under the process of becoming a real product.
14 Week Project:
Design a next level EEG brain scanner and brain research platform.
Project 01 : UCLA x Venturewell Sponsored Project
SCOPE is an EEG brain scanner that will enable researchers to understand the brain on a level that has never been achieved before.
+ Our Team
We worked with Dr. Yi-Kai Lo and Dr. Wentai Liu from UCLA to design the hardware, software and brand for this future brain research tool.
Pooja Nair: Interaction Designer
Tricia Sada: Product Designer
Dr. Yi-Kai Lo
Diana Choung: Graphic Designer
Noel Ekker: Product Designer
My Role: My main focus was on problem solving hardware design problems for the EEG brain scanner.
Skill focus: Hand & Digital Ideation & Rendering, Building User Scenarios, Rapid Prototyping, Collaborative Problem-Solving
We all worked closely together on all aspects of this project from hardware to software and branding — consulting each other every step of the way.
Here is a sample of our
first stage work:
Current EEG devices are tethered to a machine and require gel and a long attachment process of each individual electrode to put on the device.
Right now it is difficult to do in-field research as high-fidelity EEG devices are tethered and bulky.
This makes it difficult to study subjects such as seizures, which can happen sporadically.
+ Research Example
Defining User Painpoints
through Journey Maps
Formulating Problem Areas
From analysis of test subject and researcher journey maps we found multiple points of negative experiences.
- Wet Head
A wet gel used to improve electrode conductivity feels uncomfortable on the test subject's head
- Long Setup
Electrodes need to be individually placed and injected with gel to get good data.
- In-Clinic Only