There are a couple of companies playing with brainwave wearable tech, mostly to do exploratory stuff like relaxation biofeedback or controlling cat ears for cosplay. But Philips and Accenture are taking on a bigger challenge: using brainwave technology to help patients with ALS.
ALS, as you may know, is a degenerative disease that attacks neurons. It generally leaves its victims unable to move, but with full intellectual function. The ability to control one’s environment by the power of thought would be a tremendous advance. Here’s a video about the work from Philips:[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ZOPTy_kAo]
You may also have heard of the current “Ice Bucket” campaign to raise awareness about ALS. It’s unrelated to the tech, but it’s a big deal on social media; there are, as of this writing, about 80,000 YouTube videos relating to it.