A new headband reads brain waves, provides feedback to wearers, which can help them manage stress and lower anxiety.
Interaxon, the Toronto-based company developed the headband and claims that sustained use of the device will train one's brain to stay more naturally calm and focused.
Wearers were asked to participate in a three-minute guided exercise that aims to reduce stress, calm anxiety and increase concentration. Seven electroencephalogram (EEG) sensors in the 'Muse' headband detect the brain's electrical activity.
The headband is connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth and sends information about the wearer's state of mind to a smartphone app, named Calm.
The app displays the performance and spikes by means of graphs and charts. It represents moments of distraction and users can also track their progress over time.