Melomind

A de-stressing EEG headset for the most anxious of us all.

MeloMindTo relax, we sometimes flick through the stations on Songza, usually tuning into recommendations of mellow and ambient music for reading and meditation. It’s a bit of a chore trying to figure out what music our head is craving, but now there’s promise of a device that could potentially do that all for us. The Melomind, by MyBrain, is an EEG headset that tracks a person’s brainwaves, then measures stress and plays music to calm them down. It takes only 15 minutes to bring their stress to a comfortable level, the company claims – that’s double the time it takes to smoke a cigarette, but (hopefully) without the negative health impact and financial burden (the cost is about the same as smoking a pack a day for two months).