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Neuroinformatics meets music: Do you actually like that song or do you merely think you do?

As a neu­roin­for­mat­ics researcher, my vision is to bridge con­sumers wear­ing mobile EEG devices with online music rec­om­men­da­tion ser­vices. Our research group is already work­ing in that direc­tion, decod­ing brain­waves while lis­ten­ing to music in order to pre­dict “Like” rat­ings and then sub­mit the feed­back to music stream­ing ser­vices.

As an exam­ple, this past Sep­tem­ber we were asked to con­duct a music-EEG exper­i­ment for the ‘Music Free­dom’ ser­vice TV pro­mo cam­paign of TELIA Read the rest of this entry »

Recognizing unique EEG brainwaves to enhance biometric authentication: Key Neurotech Patent #20

– Illus­tra­tive image from U.S. Patent No. 6,898,299

Today we are shar­ing a robust 2005 patent har­ness­ing EEG brain­waves in the (now) hot space of bio­met­ric authen­ti­ca­tion and secu­ri­ty. (As men­tioned, we are fea­tur­ing a foun­da­tion­al Per­va­sive Neu­rotech patent a day, from old­er to new­er by issue date)

U.S. Patent No. 6,898,299: Method and sys­tem for bio­met­ric recog­ni­tion based on elec­tric and/or mag­net­ic char­ac­ter­is­tics.

  • Assignee(s): GR Intel­lec­tu­al Reserve, LLC
  • Inventor(s): Juliana H. Brooks
  • Tech­nol­o­gy Cat­e­go­ry: EEG
  • Issue Date: May 24, 2005

SharpBrains’ Take:

The ‘299 patent applies EEG sig­nals, along with a num­ber of oth­er bio­met­ric sig­nals, to a wide array of authen­ti­ca­tion and secu­ri­ty appli­ca­tions. Read the rest of this entry »

Next phase in the brain health revolution: Objective, physiological, and widespread measures of brain function

-- Credit: Marianne Meadahl, SFU

– Cred­it: Mar­i­anne Meadahl, SFU

Brain­waves could be the next health vital sign (Sci­enceDai­ly):

Simon Fras­er Uni­ver­si­ty researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as rou­tine dur­ing a doctor’s check-up as tak­ing a blood pres­sure or heart rate mea­sure­ment Read the rest of this entry »

The future of brainwave-enhanced media

neurofictionPer­ils and plea­sures of mood-sens­ing tech­nol­o­gy (New Sci­en­tist):

What hap­pens when we link films and music to devices that cap­ture small changes in our emo­tions? …The tech­nol­o­gy to tune Read the rest of this entry »

Emerging consumer electronics to monitor and enhance brain functioning

Ten Inno­v­a­tive Ideas in Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics (arti­cle by Bloomberg Busi­ness­week report­ing on CES 2013):

Human mon­i­tor­ing
The human body can be mon­i­tored, too, allow­ing us all to per­form bet­ter and live longer. Heart­Math makes heart mon­i­tors that are worn dai­ly and report results online direct­ly to doc­tors… Read the rest of this entry »

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