How does Meditation work?
Concentrate, relax, improve. InteraXon Muse has launched a smart headband to help you relax and it works.
What is Muse?
First of all, it is a wearable brain sensing headband. Hence, pedometers and heart rate monitors were yesterday. Muse measures and analyses brain activity. Altogether, the brain sensing band is supposed to help with meditation.
Basically, heart rate, number of steps, kilometres travelled and altitude metres, calories consumed – all these measured and calculated more or less precisely by people today with wristbands, watches and smartphone apps. Now it’s the turn to measure the brain, thanks to InteraXon Muse.
Furthermore, InteraXon Muse is an electroencephalograph, moreover a device recording one’s brain waves. It looks like a mixture of headphones and headband, costs 300 US-dollars and shows how professional medical technology for diagnostic purposes, such as sleep medicine, is becoming a gadget thanks to increasingly cheaper sensors.
Wihout doubt, InteraXon’s headband may be more comfortable to wear than a classic EEG (electroencephalography) bathing cap with sensors and cables, as you might know, it from hospitals. A plastic strip with clearly visible sensors lies across the forehead, behind the ears; there are other sensors and the rest of the electronics in a cheap-looking plastic housing. Don’t get it wrong – it is as it should be.
Finally, InteraXon Muse helps you to meditate quickly, in a gamification mode and easily and to develop a positive meditation practice every day with only a few minutes. The Muse is the world’s first tool that gives you constant real-time feedback on your brain activity while meditating, offering interesting challenges and rewards to take advantage of your successes over time.