Smith Lowdown Focus: brain-wave sensing eyewear

WHAT

Eyewear with hidden sensors to detect brain-wave activity in real-time. Bio-feedback to train you to calm down and focus. Meditation made easy.

WHY

  • aids concentration, focus, and relaxation
  • meditation training, sports performance
  • track activity, drowsiness, location
  • monitor UV,
  • lightweight (36.6grams) and comfortable
  • stylish, not bulky
  • tech is discreet, invisible to others
  • non-intrusive
  • always with you (unlike headband)
  • measures body temperature, stress-levels
  • sunglasses only (for now)
  • potential: monitoring imminent migraines, seizures, blood pressure spikes, insulin, etc

HOW

EEG, EOG, and EMG monitors hidden inside the nose pieces and the arms. Paired with app and bluetooth. For meditation/focus, add earphones to hear when the soundtrack of your brain— waves at the beach—changes from waves crashing on rocks to waves lapping at a sandy shore to birdsong (focus achieved). Includes accelerometer, gyrometer and outside temperature sensor.

For meditation/focus training: add earphones to hear when the soundtrack of your brain— waves at the beach—changes from waves crashing on rocks (stressed, unfocused) to waves lapping at a sandy shore (calmer mind) to birdsong (focus achieved).

WHO

Partnership between Interaxon (interaxon.ca), makers of Muse brain-sensing headwear,  and Safilo (http://www.safilogroup.com), 100 year old company and maker of stylish Italian eyewear.

WHERE

Toronto, Canada and Padua, Italy.

WHEN

Available: estimated end of 2017.

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