A team at UC Berkeley has discovered an mass-marketable way of measuring brainwaves and using them to replace passwords.
Can a sleek headband which reads your brainwaves help you to achieve inner peace? Interaxon’s CEO, Ariel Garten certainly thinks so. Her company’s first product, Muse, is an EEG (Electroencephalography) headband which determines what kind of brain waves you are producing and a Brain Health package which tells you how to change them.
For secrets, there’s nowhere safer than the inside of your head, right? Wrong. Commercially sold electrode-headsets, often used in gaming, can be hacked to extract your ATM pin number, birthday month, location, and more.