Brainno is a hearable that wants to train your brain

Tapping into your brainwaves to help you de-stress
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Brain altering wearables are really a thing and Brainno (yes, that's what it's called), is the latest device that's promising to help improve brain health to keep you sharp and focused.

The in ear-wearable that looks a bit like one side of a pair of sporty in-ear headphones minus the cables, uses three sensors that are able to measure brainwaves. There's also an additional sensor that monitors heart rate at the same time that it's tapping into your brain.

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Those onboard sensors are then said to amplify bio-signals 1,000 to 100,000 times to measure electroencephalogram (EEG) signals in real-time. What is electroencephalogram? We hear you say. Well, it's essentially a method of measuring the brain's electrical activity.

That data is streamed wirelessly over Bluetooth to the app where it's analysed and provides suggestions on how to maintain optical brain and fitness health. These suggestions include brain training games, pieces of music and images that aim to help reduce stress and increase concentration levels. Data is displayed in a series of charts and diagrams within the app and also compared with data from other users.

The Brainno has successfully raised more than its $25,000 goal on Indiegogo with an early bird special offering the hearable for $130. According to the startup's timeline, the device will go into production in August before shipping in October 2017, which is not a long time to get it ready for backers to start training their brains.

Brainno is a hearable that wants to train your brain

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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