We spend a lot of time paying attention to our bodies, but often ignore our minds. Living with a weak mind is just as bad as feeling sluggish day-to-day. There are plenty of activity trackers for how many steps you’ve taken or how far you’ve gone which help you to improve your abilities as you can see your progress. What would things be like if you had a way to monitor your brain activities?
The Emotiv Insight is a brain computer interface that will give you a readout of when you’re attentive, focused, engaged, interested, excited, relaxed, have an affinity for something, or are stressed. Can you imagine what it would be like to literally get a report on what your brain was up to everyday? This sits unobtrusively on your head, and will tell you when, how long, and the type of response your mind is giving off while occupied. The sensors on it are made of a special polymer biosensor system that doesn’t need gel or saline to function, so you won’t have to worry about putting a gross gooey gob of something on your head.
This comes paired with a free mobile app for Android or iOS, and will quite likely help you realize a lot about the way you carry yourself through life. You can fiddle with how music, temperature, lighting, and more play a part in your mind, and how that translates to your daily activities. One of these will cost you $229, and there is an SDK available for developers and researchers.