InteraXon, a leader in thought controlled computing and a ffVC portfolio company, launched an Indiegogo campaign today to support production of Muse, a multi-sensor brainwave measuring headband. For the last year, InteraXon has been deep in development of Muse, which will allow users to see how their brain is performing in real time, to play games with their mind, and, eventually, to control devices. With applications ranging from education to stress relief, Muse has the potential to seriously disrupt the way we interact with technology. (Indiegogo is also an ff company.)
In the long run, keyboards will go away, and so will microphones…this is the future.
Muse will come bundled with InteraXon’s first application—a system to help users develop a healthier, more productive mind with exercises targeting mental, emotional, and intellectual capabilities, a.k.a., a “Brain Trainer”. Why is seeing your brainwaves important? Just as a heart-rate monitor helps you decide how to adjust your physical activity in response to physiological metrics, a brainwave monitor helps you adjust mental activity in response to cognitive measurements. In addition to the company’s own app, InteraXon has developed a sophisticated SDK so that anyone can tap into this slick technology.
Interaxon has set an ambitious target of $800,000 for the campaign. If they succeed, it will be one of the largest in Indiegogo’s history (the Tesla Museum holds the current record at $1.3 million). There are discounts on the headband for the first 2 days for those lucky enough to claim them. The campaign is off to a promising start.