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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 […]

WIRED: Emotiv’s mind-powered road safety system slows the car when a driver’s distracted

By Liat Clark Emotiv, the company that has commercialized mind-controlled interfaces with its Epoc headset, has developed a road safety system that automatically slows acceleration when a driver exhibits signs of distraction. The project is an initiative commissioned by the Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia designed to raise public awareness about a problem that […]

CO DESIGN: This Mind-Reading Headset Gives You The Power Of The Force

Emotiv’s new-and-improved headset will give users the “power” of mind control, or something close to it.   Five years ago, Vietnamese-Australian inventor and Emotiv CEO Tan Le released the Emotiv EPOC neuroheadset, what was billed as the world’s first commercial brain-computer interface. The product, which still sells for $300, proved to be a hit, making […]

Co. Exist: Levitate Objects With This Fitness Tracker For Your Brain

EEG sensors are no longer giant $10,000 devices. They’re now so small that they can be used to monitor everyday activities—and perform a couple of neat party tricks. While exploring the demo area of a health conference this summer, I came across a small table where a handful of people wearing headsets and intently watching […]

Wired: Revamped Emotiv smashes Kickstarter target, wants to train your brain

  by Liat Clark   The makers behind the £200 mindreading Epoc headset have smashed their Kickstarter campaign target, raising a whopping $543,372 (£350,382) for a new version of the headset, with 38 days left to go. The aim of the campaign is to help the makers, Emotiv, reboot the consumer technology and fund a […]

Wired: Mind control: How a £200 neuro-headset is redefining brain-computing interaction

  The piles of monitors in the front room at the offices of Emotiv Systems in downtown San Francisco resemble an electronics shop that’s holding a going-out-of-business sale. A back room, which contains workstations, is more organised, but not exactly a hive of activity: even in the middle of the day, there are only a […]

Inc. : Videogames Powered By Your Brain

By Christina Desmarais, Inc. Magazine At the most recent TED Global Conference a guy named Evan Grant made an orange cube disappear inside a virtual world by merely thinking it away. The audience went wild over the former TED speaker’s feat. What made the demo so mind-blowing was that while performing this seemingly magic trick, […]

IDEO: Epoc Headset for Emotiv

A helmet that harnesses the power of mind-reading San Francisco-based Emotiv Systems merges neuro-engineering, technology, and venture capitalism to create a new human interface control system—the Emotiv EPOC™ headset. The Emotiv EPOC detects and processes real-time brain wave patterns using an EEG device that measures electrical activity in the brain. Through the use of non-invasive […]