The Future of Wearable Tech​

We’re already used to heart rate monitoring and blood pressure monitoring being a part of everyday multifunctional devices e.g. smartwatches. With the rapid advancement of BCIs (Brain-Computer Interfaces) over the past few years, it won’t be long before measuring brain signals is a ubiquitous part of everyday devices too. Since earbuds are already socially accepted and widely used, they are the ideal modality for a non-invasive BCI. In everyday life, easy access to brain activity opens the door to numerous applications to improve overall wellbeing based on analysis of brain data: sleep interventions, personalized hearing aids based on individual hearing profiles, appropriate interventions based on tracking of mental workload, and many more. Considering the technological advancements that enable mobile and continuous brain monitoring and the massive growth of the hearable sector, IDUN Technologies is at the forefront of the next generation of wearables with our brain-sensing earbuds.

Brain-Sensing Earbuds​

Our brain-sensing earbuds measure EEG (Electroencephalogram), which is the electrical signal produced by the brain. The brain is made up of billions of neurons, or brain cells, that communicate with each other using electrical impulses. When these neurons communicate, they produce tiny electrical currents that can be detected by electrodes placed on the scalp. This electrical activity can be recorded as a series of waves or patterns, commonly referred to as “brain waves.”

In the IDUN Guardian, the electrodes are integrated into the earbuds so that EEG can be measured from the ear canal instead of the scalp. Different patterns of brain waves are associated with different states of consciousness, such as sleep or wakefulness, and different types of cognitive activity, such as attention or relaxation. For example, alpha waves are associated with relaxed wakefulness, while delta waves are associated with deep sleep. By analyzing these brain waves, researchers can gain insights into sleep architecture, cognitive processes, and neurological conditions. Enterprises can use the insights from this data to enhance their products and services.

Powerful Software

We believe that objective and continuous measurements of the brain can equip individuals to improve their overall well-being. To enable this, our brain-sensing earbuds are integrated with a full-stack, cloud-based solution where data is analyzed and insights can be generated. The cloud infrastructure is built to be scalable and can be used for recording, processing, classification, export, and storage of EEG data in real-time.

Using public APIs and SDKs, our customers will be able to communicate with the platform and build applications. Further, researchers and developers will have access to longitudinal and contextualized EEG data and can build algorithms to create personalized interventions in real-time. IDUN will build a warehouse of this EEG data in combination with a collection of algorithms that will be even more valuable through the “networking effect” e.g. users can see correlations of their sleep quality with their stress levels or mental workload levels.

Our mission is to make brain data accessible to enterprises and end-users so we can be part of creating an empathic digital world. Join us as we pave the way to a new frontier of a digitally-connected world!

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