Train your brain to deal with stress using Melomind Headphones.
Stress is a daily part of life, unfortunately. But imagine the ability to reduce your stress levels by simply wearing a pair of headphones for a few minutes or so a day. Well Melomind was designed to do just that. The calming cans created by a French start-up can be used as wireless headphones as well as a portable electroencephalographic (EEG) thanks to the detachable sensors with deliver detailed results to your smart device.
Here’s how the Melomind headphones work. First, users download the Melomind app which will keep detailed records of their listening sessions. Users then hear a mix of soundscapes, white noise, and ambient sounds as they relax. The electrodes attached to the back of the headband read the brain’s reaction to various sounds (in real time) and will keep changing according to the reported stress levels.
The headphones are designed for extended use. The Melomind app’s algorithms learn from the wearer’s habits, tracking their progress to provide them with the best personalized advice. With training sessions and extended use, wearers can condition themselves to better handle stress.
Featuring memory foam ear cushions and a memory foam-lined headband, Melomind sounds like a comfy device. myBrain Technologies hopes these headphones will become an integral part of the wearer’s daily routine, even allowing for the removal of the electrodes for regular listening sessions.
Melomind has a Kickstarter which launched yesterday and has already surpassed its goal of $56,211 by $24,000. Due to the overwhelming support, any purchase of the headphones will now include a protective carry case. If you’re looking for a pair of meditation headphones pledge a few dollars on their Kickstarter a discounted rate before they retail for $280.
The Melomind headphones are expected to ship by October 2016.
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