There are several wearable devices already designed to keep our vital parameters under control, from the heart beat to sleep patterns: a group of inventors is bringing a user-friendly and wearable approach to brain wave monitoring to the market.
WholeXon is a Canadian company that works at full speed to introduce a band called Muse, to be worn on the forehead, which uses 4 sensors for the EEG (Electro Brain Gramma) able to show the traces of the brain. In the initial release it will be possible to interface Muse with smartphones and tablets (iOS and Android) through a specific app, and Windows, Mac and Linux PCs through a stand-alone software: at the same time, a development kit provided by the company will allow all developers to produce applications that allow Muse to perform other functions. The fields of application are many, from performance improvement to thought control interfaces.
Incredible idea to wear (as you do with a pair of glasses) a band that allows us to keep under control the parameters of our brain evaluating, for example, what happens when we are too nervous or stressed, or on the contrary by 'memorizing' the moods that produce better tracks to try to reproduce them in a sort of 'emotional playlist'. Again: change channels, turn on the lights, use a tablet or play only with thought. The future of such an instrument can be truly bright.
Currently Muse is in the fundraising phase (it has already collected many) and the launch is planned for 2013 at a price of around € 190: in the video you can take a look at the device.