“Thync, a Los Gatos startup, is working on a wearable that’s a little different from most: it would send fine electric currents through the brain to alter users’ state of mind…some venture capitalists are on-board with the unusual vision: on Wednesday, it said it has raised $13 million from Khosla Ventures and other investors.
Thync says it has created the first wearable that uses “neurosignaling algorithms” to stimulate brain circuits that in turn evoke energy, calm and focus.
It’s unclear how strictly the Food and Drug Administration would govern the device, since the company isn’t making medical claims but instead pitching the device for mood-altering qualities, akin to caffeine and alcohol.”
(According to the company website, they were “Founded on decades of research and results using transcranial pulsed ultrasound (tPU), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and other transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) methods.”)
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