Korea develops world’s first ‘brainwave’ healthcare technology

The new technology, ‘Mr. Brain’ identifies the state of the driver through brain waves

After 3 years of R&D, Hyundai Mobis, based in South Korea, has finally succeeded in developing M.Brain, a new health technology based on the measurement of brain waves.

This achievement is receiving great attention for applying this brainwave measurement technology to the automotive industry for the first time. Among other biosignals, brain wave measurement is known to be one of the most advanced and difficult to use technologies.

M.Brain measures the state of the driver in real time by detecting brain waves around the ears through sensors worn headphones. The key is software technology that analyzes and determines brain wave data. Hyundai Mobis is committed to R&D and has even adopted machine learning to interpret brainwave signals.

Mr.Brain can also be interoperated with a smartphone app and provide notification when the driver loses attention. Crash avoidance technology also provides alerts for different sensory organs, such as sight (LED around driver’s seat), touch (vibrating seat), hearing (headrest speaker), etc

Hyundai Mobis plans to apply various biomedical technologies to public transport to contribute to public safety. Mr. Brain will first test and apply on public buses in Gyeonggi-do.

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