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Mind Machine Interfaces, Epilepsy, and Paralysis: New Hope for Patients

Mind-Machine Interfaces (MMI) have become popular and increasingly accessible in the entertainment industry for gaming (think Throw Trucks With Your Mind) and for other hobbies (imagine controlling a drone’s flight just by thinking about where it should move). Beyond entertainment, MMI technology has even more potential to change lives by providing vital warning signs to… Read More»

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    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,… Read More»

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    Advancements in biosensor technology are revolutionizing the way people monitor their health. Today’s consumers are using apps with built-in wellness metrics on their phones and other handheld devices. According to a study conducted in June 2015 by the NYU Langone Medical Centre, more than 50% of all smart phone users in the United States have… Read More»

  • MindScribe Active Brain to BrainWave Headset to Communication App

    Communication is movement. Whether you’re speaking, signing, writing, typing, or texting, communication from person to person is dependent in some way on the movement of the body. So, what happens when someone can no longer move their body? Diseases like ALS, serious injuries, and other types of trauma can cause locked-in syndrome, which is a… Read More»

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    Therapeutic mindfulness support is becoming more and more available online. Mobile mental health resources can now be accessed as easily as your favorite social media app, and the commercial availability of biosensor-enabled wearables means it’s getting easier to bridge the gap between self-directed mindfulness technology and in-office therapy. Once the exclusive domain of yogis and… Read More»

  • Neuromarketing and EEG: Measuring Engagement in Advertising

    Neuromarketing used to have a bit of a bad reputation. Some people in the scientific community scoffed at the idea of using EEG or other brain-imaging technologies to gather marketing data, and some consumers (who may have misunderstood the purpose of neuromarketing) found it creepy. Neuromarketing isn’t junk science, nor is it a sinister mind-control… Read More»

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    As an athlete, you may spend just as much time preparing for training as you do in the gym or on the track. Meal prepping and ensuring proper nutrition, recovery practices, and researching new tips and techniques are all part of the serious athlete’s routine. Heart rate variability monitoring is one of the most effective… Read More»

  • A New (Virtual) Reality: The Rise of VR Headsets & EEG

    Once the stuff of science fiction, virtual reality is on the cusp of becoming part of our day-to-day lives thanks to mounting technological advances. Many popular VR headsets are ushering in exciting new ways to play and interact with the world. As these devices continue to evolve, we believe that EEG algorithms can add the… Read More»

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    Ask nearly any American in the corporate sector, and they’ll tell you they feel as though they’re working longer days at jobs that are becoming increasingly difficult. As a result, it’s really no surprise that more and more workers are beginning to feel the impact of workplace stress. In fact, according to the American Institute… Read More»

  • Low Cost Neuroscience Research with EEG Headsets

    Advances in EEG technology have made it more affordable and accessible than ever—making it an especially attractive option for those looking to conduct neuroresearch for less. Gone are the days of needing access to a medical lab and elaborate, bulky monitoring equipment. Instead, researchers can conduct experiments and collect data from the comfort of their own… Read More»