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Study: EEG-augmented brain training shows promise as first-line treatment for ADHD

Atentiv_System_PrototypeNovel Brain Training Game May Reduce Kids’ ADHD Symptoms (Medspace):

“A novel cognitive training computer game that uses a child’s own brain waves to improve concentration may reduce symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say US researchers.

Investigators used a novel feed-forward modeling (FFM) system, which…is based on a computer cognitive training game in which attention is required to move an avatar through the game. The game was calibrated using an electroencephalogram (EEG) headband with three frontal sensors to create a model of attention and inattention states. Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Translating brain activity signals into driving and other computer-assisted interactions

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The car powered by your MIND: BMW i3 navigates a track using nothing but its driver’s brain waves (Daily Mail):

“Controlling cars with your mind may sound like something from a science fiction film but this futuristic idea has just become a reality. Experts have modified a BMW i3 electric car so it can be driven remotely using just a person’s thoughts Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Mobile apps to assess brain waves and improve driving safety

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App With a Mind For Improving Transportation Safety (The Wall Street Journal):

“A team of scientists from Indonesia has come up with a novel way to improve transportation safety in their country through a mobile app that scans transport operators’ brain waves and combines it with data on weather, vehicle and Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Brain waves help predict stress-related sleep problems

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Brain waves predict risk of insomnia (UPI):

“During sleep, the brain produces a series of electromagnetic waves. The majority of these waves are generated deep in the brain from portions called thalamus and cortex. Research suggests the central purpose of these waves is to drown out potentially disruptive Read the rest of this entry »

Philips and Accenture develop ALS care proof of concept on top of Emotiv brain wave headset

emotiv_sensorPhilips, Accenture test brain-controlled system for ALS patients (Reuters):

“The Netherlands’ Royal Philips and IT consultancy Accenture are developing software to help people with neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, live more independently. Read the rest of this entry »

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