- Narbis glasses have three sensors – one behind each ear and another on top of the head – that monitor a wearer’s brainwaves
- The lenses will darken if the system detects a user has lost focus on a task
- The specs are meant to improve concentration, sleep and stress levels
- They are available for online order for $590 and meant for children and adults
PUBLISHED: 00:05 EST, 5 November 2019 | UPDATED: 03:17 EST, 5 November 2019
Narbis glasses are the latest in wearable tech and they can reportedly train your brain to stay focused.
Available for $590, the glasses use sensors to monitor a wearer’s brainwaves and alert the user if they start to daydream and let their attention drift elsewhere.
The glasses do this by darkening the lenses to bring the wearer’s mind back to the task at hand.
When they start paying attention again, the lenses clear.
What started with a Kickstarter in 2015, has now been branded as a ‘wellness’ company.
According to Narbis, the glasses are ‘designed for easy, in-home use by children and adults,’ and can provide ‘immediate and instantaneous feedback on attention’ during activities like homework, reading and studying.’
The glasses use three sensors, with one behind each ear and one on top of the head.
An app, powered by a NASA algorithm, tracks how how ‘relaxed, distracted, and focused you are’.
The glasses use Neurofeedback with a penalty-and-reward model based on brain patterns.
The website states: ‘Because Narbis encourages and rewards changes in brain activity and utilizes visual stimulus, for those taking medication of any kind or with any diagnosed medical condition or history of injury, it should only be used after consulting with, and under the direct supervision of, a licensed healthcare professional.’
The company recommends users wear the glasses two to three times per week for 30 minutes.
The glasses provides instant feedback to recognize when a user is distracted, giving you the cue to get back on task.
‘The smart glasses help identify these behaviors which encourages you to shift into a relaxed and attentive state,’ the company says.
Devon Greco, the inventor of Narbis, claims that with repeated use, the glasses can train a person’s brain to focus for longer periods of time as well as help them relax and get a good night’s sleep.
The glasses are designed to use neurofeedback technology, which relays the information from the adjustable sensors that rest on the head, to the electrochromic lenses that can change darkness.
Mr Greco, from Paoli in Pennsylvania, said: ‘Neurofeedback has proven to be a useful tool in helping people improve their concentration, sleep, memory, anxiety and self-esteem.’
‘Narbis brings neurofeedback out of the clinical setting and into your living room, office, air plane seat, park bench or anywhere you are.’