Wearable technology is here!
What is wearable technology? Think FitBit, the ubiquitous band so many people are wearing on their wrists to track their daily activity. That's probably the best known example of a wearable technology.
But there are many more examples in use right now. Samsung’s brainBAND for athletes, sweat sensors, stroke rehabilitation devices, the Muse meditation headband and the Nervanix Attention Headsets are just a few of them.
"Attention Headsets" track & train your attention while you work or study
Developed by Dr Steve Miller's Nervanix Corporation from neuroscience research specifically for productivity of students and employees, the Attention Headsets interface with software to measure and analyze attention levels of users as they read and view digital content. They track and train your attention while you work or study.
Users wear a light, completely safe biosensor headset.
You may remember reading on a child's report card comments like “… would do better if he/she paid more attention …." There is a direct correlation between how well you “pay attention” and how well you learn.
These wearable devices are like a "microphone for the brain”. There are two types of "Attention Software" that power the headsets: one is a “FitBit for the brain”, and the other is like a “GPS for learning"
The wearable "Attention" technology:
- Notifies or pinpoints when and where users “zone out”
- Provides real time signals the moment a user loses focus by dimming the brightness of their computer screen
- Prompts the user to refocus the instant they lose focus
- Gives reports of attention data over multiple work or study sessions
- Enables practice and training to improve attention skills
- Acts as a safety net to ensure critical information is not missed
Watch this interesting video of neuroscientist, Dr Kyle Mathewson, explaining how portable brain monitoring devices such as the Nervanix Attention Headsets may become an integral part of our daily lives.
Dr Miller will be giving a seminar for corporate learning leaders at the Westin Hotel, Melbourne on 25 August 2016 and is keynote speaker at the Educating with Neuroscience Conference in Melbourne on 26 August 2016.