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Muse in the Press

Smith
 

Designed for athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, the new “smart” sunglasses integrate Interaxon’s Muse brain-sensing technology into the popular and stylish Smith Lowdown frames to deliver cognitive training technology via beautifully designed eyewear that wearers can sport every day.

Safilo and Interaxon Introduce SAFILOX Brain-sensing Eyewear Platform at CES 2017

Safilo
 

First ever brain sensing eyewear platform, built in partnership with Interaxon Inc.

Safilo Partners with InteraXon – Brain Sensing Eyewear Enabling Mental Focus


CTV News – This techy Canadian headband wants to read your mind to help you relax

The ancient art of meditation has been given a new twist. InteraXon is pushing wearable technology beyond fitness tracking and mobile alerts with a device that provides real-time feedback on what is happening in your brain while you meditate. Click to see the original story on CTV.

2016/12/03 Courtesy of CTV News. If video does not show or if you are experiencing issues playing the video please click here


CTV News – B.C. researchers taking unprecedented look at fatigue in the ER

A group of scientists from the University of Victoria are taking a deep look at fatigue in the emergency room and how it affects the performance of surgeons who are fatigued. In this study Muse was able to replace bulky EEG monitors. Instant results were sent back directly to an iPhone or Android device, meaning less invasive testing to monitor ER doctors. Click to see the original story on CTV.

2016/09/17 Courtesy of CTV News. If video does not show or if you are experiencing issues playing the video please click here


CTV Canadian National News – Meditation Mysteries of the Brain

In May of 2016, a study conducted by the University of Victoria, had neuroscientist Dr. Olav Krigolson and his team trek to remote regions of Nepal to record the brain activity of meditating Tibetan Buddhist monks using Muse. He states, “After meditation we found there was an enhanced response to stimuli, the brain was firing more efficiently… our data definitely seems to suggest that meditation would be a good idea to stave off the effects of aging.” Click to see the original story on CTV. Coverage appeared across various television news stations including Global and CBC.

2016/08/04 Courtesy of CTV News. If video does not show or if you are experiencing issues playing the video please click here

Wall Street Journal
 

Wall Street Journal
 

“…the product that offers the most pleasant experience overall is Muse, a sleek headband that rests across your forehead and over your ear”

Wall Street Journal – Can Meditation Gadgets Help You Reduce Your Stress—and Find Happiness?

The Observer
 
Huffington Post
 

“It’s creating a frenzy of excitement…”

Huffington Post – Stress Reduction Could Come In The Form Of A Headband

CNN
 

“Imagine a gadget that knows your mind…”

CNN – Can this brain-sensing headband give you serenity?

Livestrong
 

“…amazingly effective at helping me to focus and relax quickly.”

Livestrong – 2 New Tech Gadgets to Help You Focus, Relax and Sleep

GQ Magazine
 

“…an EEG device that teaches us non-Buddhists to attain focused serenity”

GQ Magazine – Tech Wearable Gadgets

The Observer
 

“He told the Observer that the auditory biofeedback provided by the Muse headset has helped to sell both professional and aspiring golfers he works with on mindful practice”

The Observer – Pro Golfers Use This Brain Analyzing Wearable to Focus on the Perfect Shot

Yoga Journal
 

“For those who need a tech aid, this brain-wave monitor and accompanying app 
can sense when you are agitated and help you calm down. ”

Yoga Journal – Best Tools To Find Inner Zen

Elle Canada
 

“As thoughts enter my mind and begin to run amok, the winds pick up, signalling me to come back into the moment and calm my mind. When my mind is very calm, I’m rewarded with more points and the sound of birds tweeting.”

Elle Canada – #lifereboot: Stephanie Gilman becomes a Zen master

The Guardian
 

“His current go-to is a brain sensing-headset called Muse which he uses 4-5 times a week. It is designed to aid meditation, detecting electrical activity in the brain, which can then guide a user to a more effective practice.”

The Guardian – Get ahead in Silicon Valley: Upgrade your mind with a brain buzzer

 
New York Times
 
 
Yahoo Health
 

“Using electroencephalography (EEG), which records electrical activity of the brain, Muse “passively detects changes in your brain” using the headband’s seven sensors.”

Yahoo – 6 Next-Level Health and Fitness Innovations to Try Today

 
 

“After several sessions with Muse, I did feel that I was able to maintain my focus better. I also felt relaxed and clearheaded after each session.”

Consumer Reports – Muse EEG headband promises to boost your relaxation and concentration

 
 

“The Muse headband is a part of a new group of devices that merge relaxation with wearable technology to make you more aware of your overall being.”

Mashable – Brain-Sensor Wearable Headbands De-Stress You in Minutes

 

“Muse, however, has been stripped so thoroughly of any hint of mysticism that its parent company refuses to even call it a meditation tool, preferring instead the term “brain fitness.” Just like you do reps at the gym to build your body muscle, it treats practicing focus like doing mental reps for your brain muscle.”

Fast Company – Plugged In: My Month-Long Mission to Beat the Effects of Technology With More Technology

 
 

“Despite the chaos in my life, there was no doubt that this little device had made me a calmer person in just two weeks.”

The Blog of Tim Ferriss – Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man’s Attempt…

 
 

“If this is a journey from Type A to zen, I’ve still only taken a few tentative steps from my starting point. Still, they’re steps I wouldn’t have taken on my own — and for that, i give Muse one big, stress-busting, deep breath of approval.”

Prevention – The New Way Seriously Competitive People Can Learn To Meditate

 
 

“Just three minutes set aside to be completely still each day will leave you feeling refreshed and less stressed.”

StyleBistro – This Gadget Teaches You To Meditate By Reading Your Brain Waves

 

“The Muse, formerly an Indiegogo campaign, costs $299 — not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, although that’s still $50 below the bottom-end Apple Watch. But what you get for that money could pay for itself in therapy sessions and mindfulness classes… And that’s the beauty of the Muse – it operates in that space in your life taken up by smartphones, couches and Candy Crush.”

Mashable – Forget Wearables — Here’s the First Real ‘Thinkable’

 

“Wearables and apps that help you relax are a new trend in tech.”

MyFoxNY – Calming Headband

Huffington Post
 

“Normally, we don’t associate technology with meditation — unless we’re using the ancient mindfulness practice to take time away from technology and clear our heads.”

The Huffington Post – How This Piece of Technology Can Help You Be More Mindful

 
 

“Sometimes technology distracts, but sometimes it can actually help us focus. The Muse headband aspires to do the latter.”

Huff Post Live – Finding Peace Of Mind Through Technology

 
 

“A new gadget that’s just hit the market comes closer than ever to reading a person’s mind. It’s not science fiction, but actual science that’s packed into the high-tech headband called Muse.”

ABC7 News – New Hi-Tech Headband Reads Wearer’s Brain Waves

Newsweek
 

“Muse is a very designed product, more Apple store than CVS, a sleek plastic band embedded with seven electroencephalography (EEG) sensors that monitor your brain activity.”

Newsweek – Muse Headband Can Read Your Brainwaves Using EEG