Our Technology

Groundbreaking technology from a world-class team

Focus1 Headband

The Focus1 headband incorporates BrainCo’s hydrogel sensors to provide a wireless EEG headband that’s accurate as well as comfortable, durable, lightweight, and easy to use. The Focus1 is engineered to enable individual use or to integrate dozens of headbands that can be managed and monitored simultaneously through a single portal or dashboard, with real-time individual and aggregate metrics. 

Specifications:

  • Weight: 95g
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40°C (32-104°F)
  • Battery Capacity: 400 mAh
  • Battery Life: Up to 4 hours
  • Battery Charge Time: 1-1.5 hours
  • Wireless Connection: Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Electrode Material: Hydrogel
Focus Headband helps you learn to focus

Software & Algorithms

BrainCo’s team of research scientists and algorithm engineers have developed a new way to evaluate brain states. Rather than looking at the traditional five brainwave frequencies, BrainCo examines over a thousand EEG features of a person in real-time and uses a novel approach to brain modeling to determine brain states with unmatched accuracy. 

For prosthetics, our approach leverages the wearer’s intent to enable very high accuracy, fast training for the wearer and a much larger range of movements.

Cognitive Science

BrainCo’s technology and platforms are grounded in neuroscience and neurofeedback research. 

To learn more about neurofeedback training and some of the science behind what we’re doing, see this article in Nature: 
https://www.nature.com/articles/nrn.2016.164

The MIT Media Lab used BrainCo’s Focus1 headband to show the relationship between engagement and testing success. Read the abstract here: 
https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3274124

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Hydrogel Sensor

BrainCo’s engineering team invented a novel way to enhance signal quality to a degree that’s unmatched in the industry today. A combination of proprietary gel chemistry and electrical engineering enables our hydrogel sensor to detect brainwave signals with high accuracy with comfort and durability.  The sensor has passed bio-compatibility test.

Specifications:

  • Weight: 1.15g
  • Size: 18 ×10 mm
  • Material: Biocompatible conductive hydrogel
  • Operating Temperature: 0-40°C (32-104°F)
  • Storage humidity: > 25%
  • Elastic modulus: 0.12±0.010 MPa
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