[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”B00AJS5OC2″ locale=”us” height=”100″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21Xr-cpMcxL._SL160_.jpg” width=”100″]How many times have you watched your favorite football player fumble the ball only to yell out, “What were you thinking?!” Now imagine live sports commentary that answers that very question for you. The latest in EEG technology is the Emotiv which has the capability to monitor user’s emotional states, providing immediate biofeedback, and can even interpret conscious thought and intent via the brain. Now what if this technology could be implemented in the world of sports? “As he drops back for the pass you can see he’s not quite in the zone here, and he seems to be experiencing lower frequency alpha waves which as you know is not usually indicative of a successful throw …”
In another instance, picture a professional snowboarder bombing down a hill, he’s in the zone, pops it up for a perfect jump, and the EEG he’s wearing records his exact mental state as he comes plowing down the hill. Afterwards he can go back and review his biofeedback, allowing him to hit that same “zone” every time he sets up for a jump. Studies using an EEG have already linked specific alpha rhythms to a golfer’s performance on the green. The expansion of this technology would not only improve individual player performance throughout any sports discipline, but also offer die-hard sports fans a play-by-play inside their favorite athletes head. So perhaps the next time you sit down to watch a football game, you’ll finally know just why the tight-end dropped the pass.
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