Brain Blur

Brain Blur is an OS X application that runs in the background and adjusts the sharpness of the screen based on the user’s mental state as measured by an Electroencephalogram (EEG) device.

As the users mental activity increases due to computer usage, the screen blurs to make it harder to see and use. By meditating and closing the eyes, alpha waves increase and the screen becomes sharp again. The system creates a frustrating feedback loop that prevents normal computer use.

The documentation video below is a screen recording of me using the program while attempting to create a presentation about Brain Blur.