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Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) December 26, 2012
On December 26, Linus Bike responds to a new bike gadget that is in the process of being created and improved.
According to Wired, a bike helmet that reads brain waves and shows stress levels is being created. The inventor, Arlene Ducao, is a computer programmer and digital animator at the MIT Media Labs Information Ecology group. The helmet, known as the MindRider, comes hacked with an EEG sensor that displays the wearers stress levels so that idiot in the Escalade knows to back off.
The article states that the MindRider uses a NeuroSky MindSet, which picks up 10 types of brainwaves that signal emotions such as concentration, stress and anxiety. The article reports that it is also equipped with an Arduino microcontroller, which translates these signals into a series of light values, causing a strip of embedded LED lights to change color according to input. According to the article, the light values would be interpreted through the visual vocabulary of a traffic light; Green is a calm state, blinking lights are a panicked state and red is a high stress state. The article reports that the next step Ducao is looking into is expanding the range of mental states detected, and perhaps even mood.