Halo Sport, a pair of brain-stimulating headphones first announced for pro-athletes, are now on sale to regular folk.
Designed by Halo Neuroscience, the Sport uses a brain stimulation technique consisting of a small level of electric current that's sent to the user's brain via two Primers (electrodes), which 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.
The general health and wellbeing device is currently being used by more than 50 professional and college teams. Check out how T.J. Carrie of the Oakland Raiders uses Halo Sport to improve his game in the video below:
You can order your Halo Sport right now, for $699. You'll get three Primers in the box. You'll need to recharge these when their absorbency has decreased and they are unable to establish contact with your head - every three months or so with regular use.
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