Emotiv creates new Insight for your mind and it looks like the future! Serious Wonder is a huge fan of Emotiv and EEG neuro-technology. Any company that makes design look this good is bound to be a leader in future tech. I love the design, it reminds me of the “face sucker” in Alien.
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According to their kickstarter page the Emotive Insight is:
“A sleek, multi-channel, wireless headset that monitors your brain activity and translates them into meaningful data you can understand.
Our brains are made up of a hundred billion nerve cells called neurons. When neurons interact through a chemical reaction, they naturally emit a measurable, electrical impulse. Electroencephalography or EEG is the process of observing brainwaves through these pulses.
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Those of you familiar with the early version EEG headsets from Emotiv know that they used wet sensors to gather brainwave information. I found this to be messy and takes too long to set up. However the new Emotiv Insight is breaking new ground. They are using a special polymer biosensor that offers amazing electrical conductivity of brain signals without the need for saline solution. Finally, a sleek futuristic EEG with DRY SENSOR technology.
Signals: 5 channels: AF3, AF4, T7, T8, Pz 2 references: In the CMS/DRL noise cancellation configuration
Battery: Internal Lithium Polymer battery 480mAh, 4 hours minimum run time
Wireless: Data transmission: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Signal Resolution: Data transmission rate: 128 samples per second per channel
Minimum voltage resolution: 0.51uV least significant bit
Frequency response: 1-43Hz
Ship & Release Dates: March 2014 :Kickstarter Backer devices ship
April 2014: General release
As Neuro-technology continues to grow exponentially we will see more EEG headsets like Emotiv Insight and MUSE from Interaxon. The smart “Glass” and wearable technology race is moving faster than anyone expected. It appears we will all be wearing some form of smart tech head device in the near future.
Sounds like the Singularity to me. Are you ready?
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