Summer Sutton of the Mind Design project team recently reported success in a proof of concept.
The Mind Design project utilizes an EEG brain scanner unit and an HP Sprout to explore how thoughts and emotions can be converted into a 3D representation. One use case would be a boyfriend who wants to create a unique piece of jewelry for his girlfriend. A brain scan while he things loving thoughts about her could be translated into a special gift to represent their relationship.
The video below provides an overview of how it could work. The process is not automated yet – the work pictured in the video requires hand work to transfer the brain patterns into Maya and then to render the 3D object. But with any luck this might become a future fixture in the Valentines Day displays at your local jewelry store.