LG has unveiled a set of sleep headphones at CES, which are designed to help users get a better night’s sleep.
The LG Breeze play ‘brainwave-tuned sound’, which uses different sounds for each side of your brain. LG says that playing sounds at different frequencies in each ear can induce a sleep-specific state in the brain. LG says there are 80 sounds, composed by global musicians.
What’s more, the G Breeze can also sync sounds to EEG signals to adapt to brain patterns to lull you to sleep. Static Binaural Beat will look for frequencies in the brain, and adjust the music to suit.
That means that there’s an EEG sensor built into the headphones themselves. This is also used for advanced analysis of sleep stages, and beyond just deep and REM cycles, it will also look for the ‘hypnotic phase’ too.
Each bud weighs just 6g, which is good news for those who aren’t sure about sleeping with a pair of headphones in.
There are plenty of EEG sleep products, such as Muse 2 and Dreem, which tend to use headbands to read the brain. Then there are plenty of established sleep headphones, designed to play slumber-inducing music. The LG Breeze looks to be an interesting melding of the two – but will we ever see it on sale?
The LG Breeze headphones have been developed by an in-house subsidiary called SleepWave Company – and are due for release in Korea.
We’re not sure if these will make it to the global market, and it does feel like one of those classic CES products that’s a showcase for technology, rather than a serious release. Watch this space.
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