Have you ever sat there going through your music playlist, searching for music that suits how you’re feeling, but nothing seems to fit? Well, the Japanese company Neuroware has come up with a solution for you.
The mind reading-headphones from Neurowear analyze brainwaves to detect how you’re feeling, then connects to the Mico database through the iPhone application which selects the song that fits your current mood! If the song doesn’t fit your mood anymore, just shake the phone so that the data can be cleared and the sensor can re-scan your brain. The headphones also come with built-in LED indicators that display your mood through icons that show your mood to everyone around you. For now there’s a ‘zzz’ for when you’re drowsy, an ‘x’ when you’re stressed and an exclamation mark when you’re focused.
The Mico mind-reading system is still in its prototype stage, but Neurowear hopes to develop a market-ready product “in the near future”. They currently have just 100 songs in their music database, but according to Engadget, they are considering the possibility of partnering up with services like Spotify, for a more diverse list of tunes. Hopefully, they can also do something about the design, because right now the headphones look huge.
if the name Neurowear and this brainwave-reading technology sounds familiar, that’s because they’re the same company that brought us the Necomimi brain-controlled cat ears, and the quirky human tails. The Mico uses the same technology, but it’s definitely more mainstream. As unbelievable as this technology might seem, judging by the reactions of those who have tried it, the Mico does exactly what they say it does.
Check out the video demo below.