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Nissan is developing brainwave technology to read and augment driver’s mind (not replace it)

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This car tech makes you a bet­ter dri­ver by read­ing your mind. We gave it a test dri­ve (The Wash­ing­ton Post):

Might the car of the future be able to read your mind?

At CES, the big tech trade show, cars dom­i­nat­ed much of the con­ver­sa­tion. But one expe­ri­ence stood out because it was so far-out: I donned an exper­i­men­tal cap from Nis­san that inter­pret­ed sig­nals from my brain with the goal of mak­ing me a bet­ter dri­ver. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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