Welcome to the future with thought based computing. Can you imagine changing channels, the temperature of your home, your password, managing stress etc. with the power of your brainwaves?! I saw this this kind of technology last night while watching Gadget Girlz, called thought based computing (GG comes on at 4 am, so I should get props for remembering that because I thought about that all day and night until I made this post lol). There are many kinds of this new type of thought based technology and the company, Interaxon has a specific type called muse! Read more from their website FAQ:
What is Muse?
Muse is a flexible 4-sensor brainwave headband for everyday use. It’s specially designed to work with a family of applications with exercises for brain health, fitness training, stress management, studying and many more. Muse allows you to get the most out of the mental skills you already have, and to do more with your mind then you ever thought possible.
Our brain sensing headband provides a real-time measurement of your brain’s activity. By connecting Muse to your smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth, you are able to see this activity using one of our custom applications. You’re accessing technology used by doctors and specialists for years, right in the comfort of your home.
Muse was designed with you in mind. It’s lightweight, ergonomic for wearer comfort, and easy-to-use. Our headband includes four non-contact EEG sensors built into the loop of the headband, providing detailed measurements of specific brain signals and frequencies. Muse’s 4-sensor design gives higher accuracy and reliability than single-channel systems. This gives us the ability to design more complex applications that improve everyday living.
When our colleagues’ introduced brainwave headsets to the market in 2009, we made our applications compatible with their innovations. But InteraXon saw an opportunity to produce more practical tools that current headsets were not able to provide.
InteraXon started working with this technology close to a decade ago in research labs, and with leaders in neurology, computer engineering, prosthetics, wearable computing, and brainwave technology. We continue to maintain strong partnerships with the Government of Canada, the MaRS Discovery District, and independent businesses around the world. InteraXon has worked with research labs at the University of Toronto, the Krembil Neuroscience Institute, University of California San Diego, the Rotman Brain Institute, and more.
Muse detects the electrical frequencies generated from neuron’s firing in your brain, using 4 electroencephalography (EEG) sensors. The medical community has used EEG technologyas early as the 1920s. However, recent advances in sensor technology now make it possible to offer EEG in an easy-to-use and mobile form. EEG is used to track the electrical activity along the surface of the skull to detect spontaneous activity by the neurons of the brain. Your brainwaves are a reflection of those neuron’s oscillating.
Using recent advances in EEG sensor technology, Muse provides a real-time reading of this electrical activity, and more. For more useful definitions, here’s InteraXon’s guide toBrainwaves 101
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