Headband Interfaces PCs To Brain To Apple iOS To Android
Introduced as “a fashionable brain computer interface headband designed for everyday wear,” the XWave Sport from PLX Devices consists of a sensor/controller that fits in a headband or sweatband. The controller detects brainwaves through a soft conductive fabric placed gently over the wearer’s left eyebrow. These signals pass to the controller, where they are measured and translated into useful mental states. Essentially, one’s relaxation, focus, and other mental states and parameters can be measured and sent to a mobile device or PC. The wide range of available apps includes games, brain training, and mental health. Measuring 1.5 by 1 by 0.47 in., the controller includes a lithium battery capable of operating up to six hours on a single charge (see the figure). It also includes an integrated Bluetooth module for mating with iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, Android, and PC apps. The XWave Logger PC software requires Windows XP or later. Available for download, XWave Logger allows viewing, recording, playback, and exporting attention and meditation data and the amplitudes of 8 EEG band data, viewable on a 2D graph with respect to time and on a 3D graph where three parameters can be plotted against each other. Each recorded session can be exported to Excel and CSV format. Software development kits are available for Apple iOS, Android, and PC platforms. For details, visit www.plxdevices.com/product_cat.php?id=XWAV and www.plxdevices.com/product_info.php?id=XWAVESPORT, and www.plxdevices.com/product_acc.php?id=0.
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