Reflection This assignment was very challenging for me. It seems like much of what we know as science fiction has become a reality so it was hard for me to think of an original product/technology to invent. I also thought that any existing technology that wasn’t currently successful – I wouldn’t have the confidence to move it in a direction that I could see as successful. So eventually after having a brain cramp, I thought there are portable apps and devices that measure your heart, and cardiovascular system, why don’t I invent one for measuring the health of the brain. So as I began my research I was originally going to invent a portable fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), but as I investigated other brain scanning techniques I discovered that there are already several devices on the market that use EEG (Electroencephalography). Furthermore, I learned that with EEG you could do so much more than just analyze your mental health, but you could control and move objects, interact with computer systems, and improve learning! That is a much bigger market and something as an investor I could get excited about. This field of brain-controlled technology is still relatively new, which I think is the best time to get involved and develop patents for original designs. Plus the worldwide applications are limitless and continually being developed.
My next challenge was to think of how could one improve and compete with an already great product? One thing I noticed when watching a demo of the device is that women had a harder time than men concentrating and moving the object, through I my research I learned that the difference between the way men and women think affect certain results.
For this final assignment, I also wanted to do something ambitious and something I hadn’t done before (as I really wanted to improve from my Assignment #1) so I tried using Perzi with horrific results. I ended making a video instead as I thought that presentation would communicate my message more clearly. So after several computer crashes, and 60 takes (according to my video counter) and whittling down to my script to what I thought was 8 min – you have my finished product!