The Mindset is a device designed to boost the wearer's focus and mental fortitude

In business environments now overflowing with smartphones, Google Chats, office work phones and colleagues who need constant, open laid-out attention it is increasingly difficult to stay focused at work. In an effort to help the situation entrepreneurs from Montreal have launched a set of headphones, called Mindset, that help prevent distraction and enable you to concentrate.

The headphones that recently launched on Kickstarter have already hit their $100,000 funding goal which means they should be on the market by the end of this year. The cost of Mindset headphones is currently $209 on Kickstarter but will go up to $349 once on the market. In addition to helping you concentrate Mindful headphones has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a premium set of headphones. They are wireless with noise-cancelling capabilities, and have sound technology developed by Onkyo, a Japanese luxury brand that specializes in audio.

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The headphones work with an app that allows you to “start a work session.” The headsets contain five electroencephalography (EEG) sensors, which measure the electrical activity in your brain while you listen to music and relay this to the app. When the sensors read that you've been distracted the headphones play a tone that will remind you to refocus. Over time, the act of noticing that you've been distracted will rewire your brain and teach you to become distracted less easily. The app provides visualizations of how hard you concentrate at certain times of day and gives information on the best time to take a break or when you should focus on your most challenging work.

While the headphones still have some kinks to work out around efficacy of the electrodes, there is no doubt that the need for products and services to help with concentration in a highly distracting world are needed. It'll be interesting to watch which brand, whether headphone brand or otherwise, will be able to fill this need.

Mindset

In business environments now overflowing with smartphones, Google Chats, office work phones and colleagues who need constant, open laid-out attention it is increasingly difficult to stay focused at work. In an effort to help the situation entrepreneurs from Montreal have launched a set of headphones, called Mindset, that help prevent distraction and enable you to concentrate.

The headphones that recently launched on Kickstarter have already hit their $100,000 funding goal which means they should be on the market by the end of this year. The cost of Mindset headphones is currently $209 on Kickstarter but will go up to $349 once on the market. In addition to helping you concentrate Mindful headphones has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a premium set of headphones. They are wireless with noise-cancelling capabilities, and have sound technology developed by Onkyo, a Japanese luxury brand that specializes in audio.