BrainCo grew out of the Harvard Innovation Lab. They develop cognitive training technology products and apply their expertise in machine learning, design, and neuroscience to create innovative cognitive-based applications.
We're excited to bring you the BrainCo STEM Hand.
The BrainCo STEM Hand engages educators and learners to explore STEM fields with an easy to implement, easy to scale kit modeled after real award-winning technology. Through provided curriculum, hardware and programming tools, educators can excite students in Computer Science, STEM, Career Technical Education technology fields, Biomedical Engineering, Biotech and afterschool programs. Whether you are looking for a full class solution or an addition to your current tools, the STEM hand can add excitement and skill-building activities from one day to full semester timeframes.
Scale STEM Easily
The STEM Hand's unique design provides teachers with a scalable platform into STEM with confidence. Instructional materials provide teachers of all levels to get their students building immediately with a step by step introduction to high tech concepts. Simply plug and play this solution into your learning environment without the hassle of non-stop professional development.
Bring a hands on "wow" factor into multiple classes and out storage! The STEM hand's provided modular curriculum and easy set up aligns with class activities in middle and high school Lab Sciences, Computer Science, Robotics, Biotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Science Writing, Engineering Design and more.
Career Pathways Exploration and Inspiration
No more paper towel roll experiments! Allow students to explore STEM career fields with materials and curriculums based on real world technology. Explore the engineering design process like a real engineer or design and build your own prosthetic solution to real world challenges in Biomedical Engineering.
Advance to the Next Level
Want to bring your new skills to the next level? Get involved with the Neuromaker Creative Competition and create your own unique solution to a real world global issue using the Brainco STEM hand and submit it to a group of engineers for review. All submissions are reviewed online, removing the distance, cost, organization and time needed from in person STEM events. Join us from anywhere in the world!
Modular and Expandable Curriculums
STEM Hand compatible curriculums are organized into individual activities, units and full class curriculum packs. Choose which content is right for you and get right to building! Lessons are aligned with NGSS, CSTA, ISTE and other standards. These include:
Webinar Series - Webinars are available with lots of help and information about using the BrainCo STEM kit.
Lesson plans for all different elements of Computer Science, Engineering, Lab Sciences, Biotech and more. Curriculum units include:
Project Guided Assembly - Assemble the BrainCo STEM Hand while learning Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and assembly techniques. Teacher guides provide a full walkthrough of learning goals to assess student learning throughout the build process
Biotech and Biomedical Exploration - Learn where STEM mixes with Biology and Medicine through discovering high tech applications in modern contexts. Students jump into the world of Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering through guided lessons in Body Systems, Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, and an investigation into how Biomechanics integrate with human hand prosthetics. Students are then tasked with creating their own high tech prosthetic to address an issue of their choosing.
Engineering Design - Organize your class like a real engineering team. Guide students through the steps of the engineering design process and learn how prototypes are created and refined. Complete the class with an engineering design challenge creating an application of a robotic hand through constant design iterations.
Life and Physical Sciences - Bring hands on STEM learning to your lab sciences. Modules covering energy, motion and friction and body systems align with curriculum needs in Middle School and High School Lab Sciences.
Introduction to Programming - Bring a tangible, hands on addition to digital programming. Students learn the fundamentals of programming through project based learning activities and open ended STEM workshops.
BrainCo Neuromaker Challenge - Apply your STEM knowledge to a Creative Challenge modeling solving real world issues! The Neuromaker Creative Challenge allows students to choose their own real world issue to tackle using the STEM hand as common shared hardware. Learn the basics of the challenge and structure your project efficiently with this introduction.
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