Mico from Neurowear analyses brainwaves
plays music that fits your mood
The always creative Neurowear company, creator of the overly successful
brain-controlled Necomimi cat ears and the wearable tail accessory Shippo,
has announced its newest invention, Mico, a system consisting of a pair of
headphones, a brainwave sensor and an iOS app, aiming to free users from
having to manually select songs ever again.
Mico -short for Music Inspiration from your Subconsciousness- is made up
of two parts: the headphones with a sensor and an iPhone application. The
headphones read the user’s brain signals and determines whether the person
is focused, drowsy or stressed.
The device sends this information to the iPhone app which searches for and
plays music that matches the user’s mood. As a unique touch, LED signs on the
side of the headphones light up, which also lets people know just what kind of
state the user is in. Neurowear recently revealed Zen Tunes, an application that
analyses a user’s brainwaves when listening to music and then produces a
recommended playlist based on their state of mind. Mico, takes this idea a step
further. According to Neurowear, “Mico frees the user from having to select songs
and artists and allows users to encounter new music just by wearing the device.
The device detects brainwaves through the sensor on your forehead. Our app then
automatically plays music that fits your mood.”