• Tech gets in your head, literally, to ease stress

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    LAS VEGAS: Yes, technology can get into your head, says the maker of a new brain-sensing headband that promises to reduce stress.

    The Muse headband from Canadian-based Interaxon presented at the Consumer Electronics Show uses seven sensors, including five on the forehead and two behind the ears, to monitor brain activity and help people with stress-reducing exercises.

    “It’s based on neuro feedback,” said company communications manager Gena Meldazy.

    “The sensors detect and measure changes in your brainwaves.” They then transmit this information to a smartphone app, which enables the user to find ways to relax and reduce stress.

    It can deliver results in just a few minutes, for example, “very quickly before an important meeting,” Meldazy told Agence France-Presse.

    The system uses a series of training exercises designed to calm and focus the mind, helping keep stress under control. The product is set to be launched in 2015 at a price of $269, with the company taking preorders at www.getyourmuse.com.

    AFP

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