MUSE: The Brain-Sensing Biofeedback Headband
Please raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized and assaulted by your own thoughts due to anxiety or depression. Also, for all you ADHD sufferers, please do so if your mind wanders like a mad, rabid dog trying to free itself from its leash.
Please raise your hand if you’ve ever been personally victimized and assaulted by your own thoughts due to anxiety or depression.
Also, for all you ADHD sufferers, please do so if your mind wanders like a mad, rabid dog trying to free itself from its leash.
Whatever the reason is, MUSE: The Brain-Sensing Headband will cater to all these issues through proper, efficient meditative techniques.
What Is It Based On?
This Brain-Sensing Headband contains small Electroencephalography (EEG) sensors that monitor your brain’s electrical activity, which pretty much corresponds to your brain’s inner state.
If your brain is overactive, it exhibits a rise in electrical activity, which is what happens when your mind is clouded and/or racing with thoughts.
The Muse brain-sensing headband is considered a neurofeedback therapeutic device.
Neurofeedback is the interpretation of your brain’s electrical activity results.
An accompanying neurofeedback software designed specifically for this purpose aids you to step by step in taking actions that tone down high brain activity so that you ultimately achieve a clear state of mind.
Features and Specs
We’ll cover up all there is about the MUSE: Brain-Sensing headband in this section.
The headband itself features 7 dry EEG sensors, which pick up your brain’s electrical activity.
It’s black in color, weighs about 61 grams and is of dimensions 6 x 8 x 7.50 inches.
It includes a built-in rechargeable lithium-polymer battery to power-up and it lasts about 5 hours of battery life.
The headband has a USB port for recharge and is accompanied by a USB recharge cable.
Picked up EEG readings are then interpreted and demonstrated on the MUSE’s ‘Meditation Made Easy’ application compatible with both iOS and Android systems. The application can be linked to your headband using a simple Bluetooth connection.
The application features an audio feedback correspondent to the intensity of your brain’s electrical activity. It’s advised to wear earphones to engage in the experience.
You’ll hear calm weather sounds when you’re calm, and the opposite when you’re stressed out and plagued with thought.
You’ll also hear a lady guiding you through your meditation session with easy-to-understand instructions such as taking deep breaths to encourage clearing up your mind.
After your meditation session with the headband finishes, which typically lasts for 3 minutes, your results are shown.
These results include how long you’ve been able to maintain the 3 states – active, neutral, and calm. It also includes an EEG graph of your entire meditation session.
Active means that your brain’s experienced racing thoughts and fluctuating attention levels. Neutral is your brain’s natural resting state, but still not calm enough.
Calm is your deep-resting state, in which you solely focus on your inhalation and exhalation. Nothing more, nothing less.
During the sessions, you’d sometimes slip out of your calm state to a more turbulent one, you’ll hear weather changing into equally turbulent weather which would prompt you to re-focus.
This is known as a ‘Recovery’. Your result stats will also include how many times you’ve recovered.
You’ll also notice a bird count in your stat. This reflects how many birds chirped and surrounded you in your peaceful trance. These birds only come in good weather, so make sure you maintain your calm state to attract many birds as much as possible. Birds are nice, you know.
Improvement and Progress
The ‘Meditation Made Easy’ application also monitors your progress over time, in which you earn points called ‘Calm Points’ that are estimated in relation to how long you were able to maintain a calm or neutral state.
A lot of folks can’t just sit down and truly relax.
Even when they attempt meditation techniques, their thoughts never cease to barge in and intrude.
This headband is the most efficient method to ensure that a deep, relaxed mental state is within your reach at home or any other place. It’s also shown that it’s a great tool to manage depression, anxiety, and ADHD.