Tracking Brainwaves for Fitness

emotivFunded by Kickstarter, Emotiv Insight is a 5 channel, wireless headset that monitors brain wave activity and translates it into understandable data. The goal of EMOTIV INSIGHT according to the company is to allow you to optimize your brain fitness & performance, measure and monitor your own or your family’s cognitive health & wellbeing, and develop amazing new applications.

The neuroheadset is the only device on the market to offer 5 EEG sensors and 2 reference sensors, which provides useful coverage of key sites around the cerebral cortex: frontal cortex (executive functions), parieto-temporal (auditory, spatial/co-ordination), and occipital (visual). This spatial resolution is crucial to getting high resolution EEG data that will allow you to receive more in depth information on your brain activity.


  • Performance: Insight measures and tracks your Attention, Focus, Engagement, Interest, Excitement, Affinity, Relaxation and Stress levels.
  • Mental Commands: Insight interprets basic mental commands such as push, pull, levitate, rotate and even hard to visualize commands such as disappear.
  • Facial Expressions: Insight detects facial expressions such as blink, wink, frown, surprise and smile.

There is also a developer’s kit with fully specified API and drivers for application development

Read more at Kickstarter