Mind-Reading bike helmet

Created: 06/21/2014 7:17 PM
By: Katherine Cook, KGW


(KGW)  Around rush hour in Southwest Portland, you'll see a lot of people on bikes, heir helmet-covered brains racing with thoughts of safety, strategy and sometimes, stress.

Now, imagine if those bike helmets could track all that brain activity, then show people wearing them how they felt, when they felt it and where, along their ride. A group of inventors in Brooklyn, NY is making that possible with something called MindRider.

"It's the first geolocating brain activity helmet," explained inventor, Arlene Ducao.

"You can see the soft sensor inside," said Ducao, pointing to a fabric-covered square, inside the helmet. The sensor uses electroencepholography technology, which doctors have used for years to diagnose conditions like epilepsy.

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