The new £400 headband identifies what sounds make sleepers sleepy and how they react to them
The new £400 headband could help fight insomnia by figuring out what sounds make sleepers sleepy and how they react to them
- The Frenz Brainband can find out which sounds make the wearer sleepy
- Study shows people with insomnia fall asleep 19 minutes faster on average
- Headband has an extensive library of content that has been clinically proven to help people fall asleep
A wearable headband is said to help users fall asleep 56 percent faster by monitoring their brain activity in bed.
The £405 Frenz Brainband – invented by a former Oxford professor – can figure out what sounds are making the wearer sleepy.
A study by Earable of 1,000 people found that people with trouble sleeping fell asleep 19 minutes faster, on average.
Sensors in the device track the user’s brain signals, eye movements and facial movements to find out how they react to specific sounds.
The £405 Frenz Brainband – invented by a former Oxford professor – can figure out what sounds are making the wearer sleepy
The headband has an extensive library of content that is clinically proven to help people fall asleep, such as: B. cognitive behavioral therapies and soothing sounds.
What the user responds to best is then played back via bone induction speakers placed directly behind the ear, allowing for continued earplug wear.
The company’s research into users’ over 10,000 hours of sleep found that the device helped them fall asleep 56 percent faster, on average.
Worn all night, the headband also wakes the user at the optimal time of their lightest sleep cycle within a selected time window.
The device, which is available to pre-order now and ship in the spring, won a prestigious innovation award at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.
The headband has an extensive library of content that is clinically proven to help people fall asleep, such as: B. cognitive behavioral therapies and soothing sounds
It is based on nearly a decade of research by company founder Tam Vu, who left his job as an associate professor at Oxford University earlier last year after working full-time on the project after winning £10million in funding.
Mr Vu told the Daily Mail the device is currently focused on helping users fall asleep but may have far broader capabilities in the future to “fully unleash the brain’s potential”.
This could include wearing it to the office, with the headband figuring out which sounds will help you focus better and get you in the right “flow”.
He also suggested it could also be worn by children in schools to find out what type of instruction each individual responds best to.
He said: “Our vision is to make the everyday benefits of neuroscience accessible to everyone, everywhere, through improved sleep quality, improved cognitive function and unleashed brain power.
“The device should provide the best sleep quality at night to allow users to have a deep rest during the day and improve their body and brain capacity and performance.
‘By combining precise, real-time tracking and instantaneous personalized stimulation, FRENZ holds the keys to unleashing human potential.’
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