In less than 24 hours, Emotiv Insight, the successor to the company’s hugely successful EPOC headset, surpassed its funding goal on Kickstarter, and today, only a week later, it has already funded more than 500% of its original $100.000 goal. That’s what we call a mind-blowing success!
As we reported a week ago, Emotiv invited their early adopters, quantified self devotees, and citizen scientists to participate in crowdfunding Insight, the next generation wearable BCI headset.
Insight is a sleek, 5 channel, wireless headset that reads your brainwaves and translates them into meaningful data everyone can understand. It features an elegant, light and user friendly design along with a new polymer biosensor system that eliminates the need for extensive preparation, gels or saline solution.
But what can this amazing piece of gadget do for You? Well, it allows you to optimize your brain fitness & performance, measure and monitor your own or your family’s cognitive health. Once released in 2014, Insight will feature five sensors capable of tracking eight different key brain states (namely: attention, focus, engagement, interest, excitement, affinity, relaxation and stress level), and it will also let you give basic mental commands such as push, pull, levitate, rotate, and disappear.
Emotiv’s long-term goal is to make brain-computer interfaces available to everyone. “We hope to empower us all to understand more about ourselves and use this insight to unlock the mysteries of the human mind.” said Tan Le, founder and CEO of Emotive.
The Emotiv Insight is slated for general release in 2014, however, early supporters who back the project will be among the first in the world to get early access to the device.
“The amount of support we’ve received is amazing – reaching our goal in a mere 2 hours is just mind blowing! I’m very humbled and overwhelmed by it all,” said Le. “We’re incredibly grateful to all our Backers who stepped up early to get Emotiv Insight funded… It’s a step in the right direction towards democratizing brain research.”