No Jedi mind trick. BodyWave allows you to control apps on your iPhone, Android, or PC by mind alone.
BodyWave allows to you control your iPhone or Android by mind alone from just a wrist band device. It’s no Jedi mind trick. It’s the real deal.
"The technology is complicated, but the implications are staggering" -- TIME magazine
"Game your way to razor sharp attention skills" -- Popular Science
"A player wearing the BodyWave would wait to see a light indicating full concentration before making a putt. Whether the resulting putt would be considered cheating or attaining perfect focus is an open question" -- TIME magazine
"Twelve-year-old Nikolas Hufen can control computer games with his mind" -- Journal Times
"BodyWave Mind-Reading Technology Helps Users Understand Brain Activity, Concentration" -- Huffington Post
What Can BodyWave Do for You?
Your brain is the most powerful and valuable asset you possess. Everything in our lives is governed by the brain. Everything. It's our inner universe™. Yet we can't control it when we're under stress, distracted, or overhwelmed. BodyWave will not only help you explore this universe, but manage it for peak performance. Your brain, only stronger. Your mind, only more powerful.
This is just the beginning! We're developing apps to turn your cell phone on or off by mind alone. External control of home electronics is just around the corner as well -- all from your brain and off the wrist!
We also think that 3D control on X, Y, and Z axises are just around the corner too. Think: forward, back, left, right, up, and down. Think it and it's done.
Here’s how BodyWave can benefit you.
Train your brain to be a better athlete
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase work place performance and your career path
Our Story & Where We Are Today
As a former educator, I dedicated myself to finding a solution for people with attention deficit or ADHD. In my quest for a solution, I discovered that NASA was using brain wave feedback technology to train astronauts to achieve better attention on long missions. Over 11 years, our focused team enhanced the feedback technology and constructed many prototype units to develop Play Attention, a complete education attention training system that has improved the lives of thousands of people worldwide.
We've had a lot of momentum with the Play Attention system. Professionals use it in doctors’ offices, psychologists' offices, traumatic brain injury hospitals, universities, schools, homes, and learning centers. In recent years, special versions utilizing the BodyWave arm band have been developed for specific industries and applications such as:
- The nuclear power industry
- Educational training for ADHD
- Olympic teams
These projects are just the tip of the iceberg!
The use of headsets in monitoring brain waves has been around for decades, but no one wants to wear a silly headset to interface with their computer, smart phone, or tablet.
Making brain wave monitoring usable and discreet has been a tremendous challenge and the greatest barrier to ubiquitous use. We saw a critical challenge in producing a body-based brain monitor. We did it with BodyWave, an armband or ankle worn device that monitors brain activity through the body. Its industrial design doesn’t get us to the critical level of making it discreet and usable by everyone.
So, our challenge is to miniaturize our industrial model down to a wristband device that will control applications on one’s iPhone, PC, Android, or tablet via Bluetooth. We can already do this with our industrial model, but mass producing the wristband is obviously the next step to brain/computer interfaces and the future of human/machine computer use.
- Want to control animations on your iPhone or Android? Can do!
- Train your brain for peak performance? Absolutely!
- Data tracking to guide you to your personal goals? You bet!
- Meditate? Control stress? It’s all at your fingertips – or should we say wrist!
The BodyWave Solution
BodyWave is a wristband brainwave monitor that allows you to control apps and games on your iPhone, Android, or PC all by mind alone. It also teaches you to reduce stress, improve memory and even pay attention! To do this, BodyWave monitors your brainwaves in real-time and sends them to your smart phone or tablet via Bluetooth. These data are translated into apps showing you how well your brain is performing and also translates your brainwaves into instructions to interact with apps on your iOS or Android device.
Real time brain activity through the body
Your brain is your most valuable asset. Brain fitness is as important or more important than physical fitness. Here's what's cool about BodyWave: every time you use BodyWave with one of our applications, you’re strengthening your brain. Your mind faster, stronger, more focused, and able to do things you never thought imaginable. All of our apps record your data to provide you with easy to read progress reports for continued success.
How does it work?
BodyWave measures electrical activity in the brain commonly referred to as brain waves. The brain continuously produces four or more distinct speeds or frequencies of brain waves. Although these different brain waves are produced simultaneously and in combination, a person’s state of consciousness depends on the dominant (strongest) frequency band at each time. These brain waves are a wealth of information.
BodyWave uses 3 little sensors to monitor the tiny electrical outputs generated by your brain’s activity even though it's far away from you brain. You don't wear a silly looking headset you wouldn't get caught dead in!
Think heart rate monitor when you go jogging. Now think brain monitor as you work, play, or relax. As your brain shifts between states like attention, stress, and relaxation, BodyWave's algorithms show you those changes in real time, just like a heart rate monitor can provide information about your physical activity. Just as you use a heart rate monitor to improve your fitness, BodyWave can help you improve your brain fitness. And much more.
The fact that no intrusive or invasive headset must be worn to collect brain activity makes BodyWave incredibly useful to achieve peak performance, meditation, or to use it with one’s Droid or iPhone totally discretely -- even while sitting on a crowded train -- if we move it to the wristband form factor.
The BodyWave Team
Peter Freer, MEd, BSEd, created, patented, and produced BodyWave technology. U.S. Patent No. 8,209,004 on June 26, 2012. Mr. Freer has presented at the National Space Society on behalf of NASA. He has also presented the technology to the International Atomic Energy Agency at the United Nations in Vienna, Austria. He is co-author of a white paper on human performance management with the scientists of the IAEA.
Our passion is to see BodyWave become the ubiquitous computer/brain interface that will optimize human performance, reduce stress, and eventually allow mental control of one’s PC, tablet, iPhone, or Android device. Freer’s work in the fields of ADHD and human performance have led to many features in the media.
What else comes with BodyWave?
A meditation app, a stress reduction app, and a peak performance app are currently available. The meditation app will transport you mentally to a peaceful place where you control your mind -- it doesn't control you. The stress reduction app will allow you to shrug off the pressures of the day and leave you feeling refreshed. The peak performance app will get you ready to take that exam, knock that job interview out of the park, or deliver the presentation like a pro. We're developing even more right now.
We'll also provide a competition portal where you can match minds with your friends. Let's see who has the most powerful mind among us! We'll introduce our game, Klobber, where you can elminate your foes by smashing them with a virtual telephone pole, car, boulder, and more! Many other games to come to pit yourself against a global audience!
Our full health application will track your cognitive performance throughout the day and provide you with data that will improve your life. Additionally, the health app will use our patented process to help you improve your brain by increasing your attention, filtering out distractions, increasing your memory, reducing anxiety, and developing a positive outlook.
Why We Need Your Help
Right now the system is more expensive than it should be for ubiquitous use. We understand that we must have a grass roots movement to improve the technology, make it less expensive, and introduce it to the public for ubiquitous use. While the sports arm band is a vast improvement over awkward headsets, we want the BodyWave’s benefits to be available to everyone. The future of BodyWave brain to computer interface is to place the technology into every electronic device that interacts with humans from automobiles to televisions.
What Will Your Pledges Be Used for?
We are going to take the arm band and miniaturize it to a wristband form factor. This will allow you to wear the BodyWave more frequently, even less intrusively and it will be better suited to a wide range of activities and environments.
We will reduce the costs of the unit by designing it for mass production and utilization of less expensive off the shelf parts where appropriate. By integrating it into a watch/wristband design, a flex-circuit board will be needed instead of the traditional hard circuit board. To reach the $199 price point, we need high volume assembly.
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