Halo Sport headphones will zap an athlete's brain to train harder

Brain detecting wearable will prepare you for your next big session
Halo Sport wants to zap athlete's brains

Meet Halo Sport, a pair of Beats looking headphones that wants to be part of the pre-training routines of elite athletes everywhere, to get the most out of their training session.

Designed by Halo Neuroscience, the Sport uses a brain stimulation technique that uses a small level of electric current sent to the user's brain via two Primers (electrodes) that sit inside the headband of the headphones.

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The idea is that the stimulation is able to tap into a region of the brain that relates to sports and fitness. Halo Neuroscience is calling it neuropriming, using pulses of energy to prime the signal the motor cortex part of the brain to see improvements in strength, explosiveness and dexterity.

It's largely aimed at the kind of training sessions that involve a high volume of quality repetitions so it sounds like it could be a good fit for football, basketball and baseball players.

The 20 minute neuropriming sessions are initiated from the Halo Sport, which is iPhone only for now with Android support in the works. There's plans to add additional features via in-app purchases as well.

This isn't the first time we've seen and covered brain detecting wearables. We've had digital supplements streamed to our nervous system using Thync and recently picked Melomind as one of favourite crowdfunding campaigns.

If you fancy trying out Halo Sport, it's tipped to land before the end of the year. It's currently available for pre-order at the discounted price of $550 with a retail price of $750. There's no details on how much the Primers will cost but they will have to be replaced after three months.

Source: TechCrunch

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