Innovative EEG wearable device wins Cool Idea Award

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The nūrio EEG is the world’s smallest wearable device designed for consumers.

An innovative EEG wearable device called nūrio has been selected by Protolabs as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in consumer technology. The gadget, developed by nūrio, is the smallest wearable consumer EEG device in the world and provides users with the capability of visualizing mental activity though corresponding app and control IoT devices using brain waves.

No voice commands are required.

The EEG wearable device is about the same size as a headphone and has been designed to be worn over the ear like one. It provides consumers with app- and cloud-based command capabilities to give them the power to control any device enabled with IoT- (Internet of Things) on the nūrio cloud. The device can be compared to technology like Alexa Skills, with the exception that no voice command is required, it’s the users brain waves that do all the work.

Streaming data collected from user’s mental activity through Bluetooth to any smartphone, nūrio allows consumers to visualize their brainpower and also provides valuable health insights via the companion nūrio app.

What makes the device truly remarkable is that it gives users the ability to control IoT connected devices with their mind. Users can add compatible IoT devices to their profile and record about one minute of thoughts based on that object. From there, the nūrio artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms will process future brain waves into actionable commands.

Once the device has been set up, all the user needs to do is blink twice to trigger the device to begin recording a thought. This thought is then sent to the nūrio servers where the raw wave is processed into the user’s device. The device is then triggered or the user is prompted to verify a command with a blink based on configuration. This might sound like a long process, but it actually only takes about two seconds to complete.

The revolutionary EEG wearable device is expected to launch in 2020.

Using injection molding, Protolabs, a leading digital manufacturer, helped to manufacture the full plastic casing of the nūrio device. Protolabs will also reportedly work with nūrio in the future to help produce nūrio’s own essential electrodes via CNC machining, reports Med Device Online.

Nūrio wants its EEG wearable device technology to be accessible to the general population and has EEG wearable device - nūrio - nūrio YouTubemanaged to significantly accelerate production with the help of the Cool Idea Award. The device is due to hit the US market in mid-2020 and sell for slightly less than $229.

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