Brain-scan technology served dry with an mHealth twist

Mynd, a new portable brain scanner from neuromarketing research firm NeuroFocus not only is "the first dry, wireless headset designed to capture brainwave activity across the full brain," according to the company, but also can send the results of that activity to any Bluetooth-enabled mobile device, reports Fast Company. The device apparently is garnering interest from medical brain researchers, as The European Tools for Brain-Computer Interaction Consortium plans to use Mynd to try to help people with neurologic disabilities. "This wireless dry electrode headset substantially reduces the cost and expertise necessary to access signals from the brain, which has profound implications for clinical and commercial applications of EEG technology," New York-based research scientist Dr. Gerwin Schalk told the publication. Article