How mind reading wearables let us delve inside our brains
Over the past few years, brainwave reading technology has been making headlines and advancing quickly. By creating products that use electroencephalography (EEG) sensors, many companies have been able to make bold claims about their ability to detect, monitor and interpret the activity that’s going on inside our brains.
Although this kind of technology has been used in scientific and medical settings for years, a number of consumer-focused brands designed for everyday use have become clear frontrunners in this space too. Emotiv, Muse, Neurosky, Melon, Versus and Melomind, to name just a few.
But with relatively little research into the efficacy of this new generation of brainwave reading tech, we wanted to find out how technology that was once only available in a research lab has made its way into our living rooms.
We spoke with a number of neuroscience experts about brainwave tracking, what it is, what’s possible, how it translates to a consumer market and what the future holds for this kind of tech.