I get to handle and play with a lot of gadgets, but for me few have been as intriguing as the Muse 2. Why? Because the Muse 2 can actually read my mind. Seriously, it can. Must read: Build your own $20,000 Windows 10 workstation The Muse 2 is a follow-on to the original Muse, one of those crowdfunded projects that actually resulted in a successful, and very unique product. The Muse was originally just a head-mounted electroencephalogram (EEG) monitor designed to help people relax and learn the skills needed to better meditate. Combined with a very well thought out app, the Muse was a great tool, and I used it extensively to help myself get a handle on stress and anxiety, and helping to calm my mind. It was a good tool. Muse 2: The brain-sensing headband designed… SEE FULL GALLERY 1 – 5 of 9 NEXT PREV The Muse 2 builds on the success of the original, expanding the features list tremendously, adding a raft of new sensors that can access the mind, heart, body, and breath: Mind: EEG Heart: PPG (photoplethysmography) + Pulse Oximetry Body: Accelerometer Breath: PPG + Gyroscope How does it work? Here’s how the makers describe it: Muse is an EEG device widely used by neuroscience researchers around the world. It uses advanced signal processing to interpret your mental activity to help guide you. When your mind is calm and settled, you hear peaceful weather. Busy mind? As your focus drifts, you’ll hear stormy… [Read full story]
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