Wearable uses neuro-signaling to induce a preferred mental state

Most people, when they feel tired, reach for an energy drink or cup of coffee. However, thanks to new neuro-signaling wearable Thync, they may soon be reaching for an electricity-pulsing headband to improve their mood and alertness.

Thync is the first lifestyle wearable to use neurosignaling algorithms—waveforms that signal to neural pathways—to alter people’s moods and improve energy, calm, or focus. The device is the brainchild of a development team including Arizona State University’s Jamie Tyler and Harvard’s Sumon Pal, both of whom have backgrounds in neuroscience research. Their company has raised $13 million in investment and live versions of Thync are demoing at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week.

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