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IFA+ Summit 17: Erica Warp – Brain Wearables, The Next Level of Intelligence

The IFA+ Summit in Berlin has been bringing great minds around the world to explore opportunities and trends that will impact and shape our future. At this year’s summit, our VP of Product, Erica Warp gave an incredible talk as part of “The Next Level of Intelligence” series.   Erica shares ways in which humanistic […]


B R A I N L I G H T  integrates biology and illumination design into an interactive, sculpture cut from perspex and engraved with neural networks. The brain sculpture lights up in response to changing brain activity transmitted from our EPOC+ headset.   As the participant views the colors on the Brainlight, their own brain waves […]

Brain-to-Brain Synchrony Tracks Real-World Dynamic Group Interactions in the Classroom

Suzanne Dikker, Lu Wan, Ido Davidesco, Lisa Kaggen, Matthias Oostrik, James McClintock, Jess Rowland, Georgios Michalareas, Jay J. Van Bavel, Mingzhou Ding, and David Poeppel   Abstract The human brain has evolved for group living. Yet we know so little about how it supports dynamic group interactions that the study of real-world social exchanges has been dubbed the “dark matter of social […]

RESET Exhibit – Milan Design Week

Can a space adapt to your stress levels?   EMOTIV, UNStudio, and SCAPE have collaborated to raise awareness and tackle stress in the workplace via a fully immersive experience at the Milan Design Week Conference, called RESET (Responsive Emotional Transformation).   RESET is a mobile, modular structure designed to include up to six different scientifically […]

Neuro-Tourism Research with Singapore Tourism

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In the first major foray into neuro-tourism research, neuroscientists Peter Simpson-Young from the University of Sydney and Associate Professor Joel Pearson from the University of New South Wales conducted research with the EMOTIV Insight with five Australian families on behalf of the Singapore Tourism Board.   Mr Simpson-Young said he was most surprised that the happiest emotions occurred in “postcard places” […]

Building Custom Cars with the Insight, A.I. and 3D Printing

Hello World – Episode 5 Mojave is home to a whole engineering revolution. Inventors of all stripes have flocked here to rethink machines. Some work on new rockets, some on new types of aircraft, and some of them work on new types of cars.It’s America’s great inventor playground, where people can push machines to their […]

INFINITI Q50 – Unleash Your Potential

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EMOTIV is collaborating with INFINITI Middle East in an innovative study to identify and measure the brain activity of individuals driving the recently launched INFINITI Q50 Red Sport 400.   In this study, customers around the region will have the opportunity to drive the Q50 Red Sport 400 wearing the EMOTIV Insight headsets that will […]

What an Explorer’s Brain Revealed about Edinburgh

National Geographic explorer Dan Raven-Ellison uses the EPOC+ to record EEG data of his journey across Edinburgh.   As Dan walked across Edinburgh his progress was tracked using the GPS on his phone, and synced with the EEG data from EMOTIV’s EPOC+ measuring activity in his brain. By comparing Dan’s geographic location with his levels of engagement, stress, interest, […]

Huffington Post: An Entrepreneur Makes Speech a Reality for All

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Smartstones, Inc., a company taking great leaps in improving communication technology, is today releasing a new product that will directly improve millions of lives. GlobalMindED is proudly committed to supporting the innovative efforts of companies like Smartstones, whose products and services increase access, equity, and opportunity for people of all backgrounds and abilities. Smartstones’ new […]

Fast Company: Tan Le

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There’s a reason computers, cell phones, and even basic remote controls come with instructions: We need to learn how to use them. “But imagine a device,” says Tan Le, founder and president of Emotiv Systems, an electronics company focused on brain-computer interfaces, “that learns how to use you.” In December, Le unveiled the company’s first […]

FMCG Packaging A-B Testing using VR and Emotiv Mobile EEG Headsets

By VR-ify   Abstract Large food, drink and snack brands spend billions of dollars each year to release new products. The packaging of these products is often decided by a handful of marketeers/ designers, because it would be too expensive to conduct a large consumer A/B test with different packagings in real stores. With virtual […]

World First Brain Drone Race

An interesting test of one’s cognitive ability and mental endurance requiring competitors to ‘out-focus’ an opponent in a drone drag race fueled by electrical signals emitted from the brain. Wearable EEG systems have incredible potential for so many applications and the data we acquire is crucial in advancing our understanding of the brain’s function and […]

A Fitbit for the brain is around the corner

By Betsy Isaacson at Newsweek   Every time you blink, think or move, your brain generates electricity as individual neurons in the skull transmit information needed to make it happen. If we could detect the electrical signals produced by individual neurons, we could, in theory, read a person’s mind.Amazing. And exceedingly difficult. The amount of […]

This Technology May Eliminate Student Daydreaming

By Feral Bell   Abstract There are few things more frustrating for a teacher than seeing their students switch off during class. The time and energy spent checking whether children are actively listening or whether they have drifted off could certainly be better used elsewhere. Enter Emotiv, a US-based technology company, which has come up […]

Nat Geo Explorers: Tan Le

Tan Le creates innovations that expand and improve the way our brains are studied and understood. She co-founded Emotiv Lifesciences to advance EEG technology, broaden participation in brain research, and create a new worldwide platform for sharing data. Tan Le wants us to put our heads together and transform brain research. Her ideas and innovations […]

Fast Company: Chicago Ideas Week

Our brains are our body’s most adaptive, powerful organ—and the least understood. With a new, mass-market technology, Emotiv, Tan Le aims to explore how our brains function in settings beyond the clinical. Le sits down with Chuck Salter to discuss the way our brains react and light up when presented with various stimuli, share why […]

Fortune: Disney wants a wearable for the brain to be the next hit gadget

by Michal Lev-Ram Disney’s latest crop of incubated startups include Emotiv, a promising maker of wearables for your brain. On Wednesday, the Mouse House will graduate its second class of startups—a group of 10 incubated companies that have been working out of a large, open space in its Southern California headquarters. Among the most promising […]

Nat Geo: Portable Brain-Scan Headsets: 4 Incredible Applications

By Brian Handwerk, for National Geographic   Our brain controls what we think, feel, and do, but scientists have a limited capability to watch it at work outside the lab. National Geographic Emerging Explorer Tan Le hopes to change that while, in the process, fighting neurological disorders, enhancing learning, and even helping the disabled move […]

Co. Create: These Photos, And A Bit Of Science, Show What People Wished They Looked Like

Side-by-side portraits, real and doctored, reveal how people wish they looked. If you could change anything about your face, what would it be? Maybe your eyes would be a little larger—or a different color entirely. Maybe your ears would be smaller, your nose straighter, your lips fuller. And when people saw this new version of […]

Fast Company: This Life-Changing Philips Hue Hack Makes The Internet Of Everything Mean Something

New technology from Philips and Accenture lets ALS patients control home electronics using a brainwave-reading headband.   There’s a lot of talk these days about the Internet of things and connected devices: A computerized world where our refrigerators, thermostats, gym equipment, house lights, and cars are all connected to the Internet and aggregating information in […]

Nat Geo: Battle of the Sexes – Brain Games

Would it surprise you learn that when it comes to men and women, the genders are not created equally? In the second annual ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ we’ll show you how your brain creates snap judgments about masculinity and femininity, and we’ll prove whether men or women are better at speaking, listening, and yes ‘ […]

Edison Awards Winners 2014 – Emotiv Insight

LIFESTYLE AND SOCIAL IMPACT Silver Winners Being recognized with an Edison Award™ is one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business success. The Edison Awards honor excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design and innovation. We congratulate all of our winners! Click here to […]