Muse: the brain-sensing headband
Muse is a brain-sensing headband, meant to be paired with a tablet or smartphone. It comes with "games and exercises" to improve the brain, according to InteraXon Inc., Muse developer.
Muse detects the electrical frequencies generated from brain neurons as they fire, using six electroencephalography (EEG) sensors, according to the company.
Using recent advances in EEG sensor technology, Muse provides a real-time reading of electrical activity. The five main brainwave bands Muse detects include: delta waves (most present during sleep); theta waves (associated with sleep, very deep relaxation, and visualization); alpha waves (when relaxed and calm); and gamma waves (higher mental activity and consolidation of information).
But why should you care about your brain activity in the first place?
The Muse developer says that its headband allows you to reduce stress and improve memory and concentration.
The company's first application is a "brain trainer," part of its integrated Brain Health System. The company is promising more "approved" applications to emerge, as its software development kit (SDK) is made available to developers.
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