Wearable technology has just taken another leap. Muse is a headband that actually teaches you how to focus and meditate better. Made by InteraXon, the headband is equipped with EEG sensors to track your brain activity for 30 minutes a day.
“The same way taking your pulse will tell you how your body is doing during physical exercise, this will tell you how your brain is doing during mental exercise,” co-founder Trevor Coleman said in an Indiegogo video.
“When your mind is concentrated and focused on a single thing, we can detect that. And when your mind wanders, we can detect that too. So what we’ll do is give you feedback that will help you notice that your mind is wandering so then you can develop the skill of bringing it back.”
The headband has seven EEG sensors altogether to detect basic brain waves. It works together with software to filter out noise, and the information is then sent to an app via Bluetooth. From there, the user will be recommended exercises to help them reduce stress. Muse is currently selling for $300. Learn more about the stress-reducing headband in the video below.