The advancement of wireless EEG (electroencephalogram) sensor technology is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world. Through the use of EEG headsets, EEG sensors measure the brain’s electrical activity, or brainwaves. In early research, EEG testing was invasive and complex. It typically involved the use of silver needles and electrode attachments to the scalp, and had to be done in hospitals or research settings.
Today, wireless EEG headsets allow readings to be done completely non-invasively from the comfort of your home. They are simple and comfortable to wear, and are powered by a single AAA battery. They’re also a very affordable (for example, the MindWave Mobile EEG headset is available for under $100 USD). Modern EEG sensors translate brainwaves into action, which can be harnessed and used with apps that focus on health and wellness, education, and entertainment. In this post, we’ll provide some examples of the top applications for exploring the use of wireless EEG.
NeuroSky’s Top EEG Apps
Once you have your wireless EEG headset you’re ready to dive into all the exciting opportunities available. Here are a few of the top apps available in our store!
Wireless EEG Apps for Health and Wellness
Many of our apps are aimed at helping users practice mindfulness, enhance concentration, and boost wellbeing. Rising evidence suggests that leveraging the mind-body connection can result in greater physical and mental health. By combining the power of their minds and the ability to measure and record health metrics through apps, people are continuously improving themselves physically and mentally with wireless EEG technology. Examples include:
Meditation Journal – Assess your spiritual growth and transcend yourself through mediation with this app. Meditation Journal enables you to keep track of your daily meditation and attention levels through a digital calendar. The journal will take your tracked brainwave recordings and present them to you in a series of data charts and accomplishments. Find Meditation Journal in our online store and start your journey today.
PainPal – This app helps you to tap into the most powerful pharmacy known to man—your mind. Using a proven collection of pain management best practices, behaviour techniques and acceptance strategies, PAINPAL allows you to target the areas of the brain that control pain and help you to positively change your relationship with your pain. Find out how to reduce discomfort with PainPal and purchase it today.
Wireless EEG Apps for Education
Learn better with insight into how your brain works. Wireless EEG technology allows you to train your brain, building your ability to focus and concentrate on the task at hand. Of course, using an app that turns this into an amusing task makes training your brain all the more enjoyable. A few of our favourite educational apps include:
SpeedMath – Train your arithmetic skills to be more precise and efficient with this app. After completing a problem set, you can review your changing attention levels and hone in on your problem areas. Continue building up your quick thinking math skills by answering problems both accurately and quickly. Brush up on your mathematical skills with SpeedMath and buy it today.
Focus Pocus – Focus Pocus helps the player to zero in on their ability to pay attention, improve memory, control impulses, and ignore distraction to create the ideal learning environment. In this game you customize a wizard avatar and train to develop “powers” by mastering the 12 engaging mini-games. Focus Pocus monitors live brain electrical activity so mini-games are controlled directly by brainpower and thoughts. Find Focus Pocus in our online store to begin enhancing your mental abilities.
Wireless EEG Apps for Entertainment
Unlock a new level of fun with brainwave-powered games. EEG headsets have completely revolutionized gaming—and that’s because the only controller you need with an EEG headset is your mind! The wireless EEG technology allows you to get into the game like never before. Our top games include:
Throw Trucks With Your Mind – In this game, all you need to throw trucks at your enemies is your mind! The wireless EEG headset transfers your thoughts into actions making you the lead character. This game uses the Unreal Engine 3 to deliver a modern gaming experience with mind-blowing, innovative gameplay. Put your mental muscle to the test by purchasing Throw Trucks With Your Mind in our online store.
The Adventures of NeuroBoy – As NeuroBoy, you will use your special telekinetic powers to push, pull, lift or burn objects. Different objects in the world weigh different amounts, so you will need to flex your mental muscle to pick up the heavier items. Purchase The Adventures of NeuroBoy in our online store to channel your telekinetic powers.
The opportunities are endless with EEG wireless technology—after you try all of these, there are over 100 more wireless EEG apps for entertainment, education,
and health and wellness available in the NeuroSky App Store. Happy playing!