These futuristic ‘Narbis’ glasses will scan your brainwaves to force you to concentrate
The Narbis glasses will scan your brainwaves
As any first-year university student will tell you, staying focused for long periods of time is far from easy. Thankfully, the weird world of technology is always ready to take on a challenge.
The Narbis glasses are a pair of specs with lenses that will darken to the point of blackness when your mind becomes unfocused. Once you’ve refocused your mind, the lenses become transparent again.
The slightly ridiculous-looking glasses use a pair of sensors and an accompanying smartphone app to track your brainwaves and determine when your mind is starting to wander. When it does, the electrochromic lenses respond by darkening.
The company behind the glasses is currently running a crowdfunding campaign onKickstarter to raise $150,000 to fund the Narbis glasses for sale.
“It helps you train your brain to stay focused so that you can think clearly and perform at your best,” said Devon Greco, the Philadelphia-based inventor of the glasses.
“The lenses make the training sessions quick and easy–you can train while you read a book, work at your computer, or even watch TV.”
The science behind the glasses is called ‘neurofeedback’ and works by decoding the different patterns of brainwaves produced when you’re in different moods.
By honing your brain to focus on a subject, the inventor behind the Narbis says you can train it the same way you would tone a muscle during a workout.
The sensors themselves are non-invasive and sit on the arms of the glasses so they can connect with the side of your head. It uses Bluetooth to connect to your smartphone or tablet where the accompanying app will give you a breakdown of your brainwaves.
The final price of the unit is set at $395 (£267) and according to the Kickstarter campaign it will go on sale later this year if it clears its funding target.