Korea Develops World’s First “Brainwave” Healthcare Technology
New technology, ‘Mr. Brain ‘identifies driver condition using brain waves
After 3 years of R&D, Hyundai Mobis, based in South Korea, has finally succeeded in developing M.Brain, a new health technology based on the measurement of brain waves.
Much attention has been paid to this achievement for the application for the first time of this brainwave measurement technology to the automotive industry. Among other biosignals, measuring brain waves is known to be one of the most advanced and difficult technologies to use.
M.Brain measures the driver’s condition in real time by detecting brain waves around the ears using the headphones sensors worn. The key is the software technology that analyzes and determines the brainwave data. Hyundai Mobis has engaged in R&D and even adopted machine learning to interpret brain wave signals.
M.Brain can also be interworked with a smartphone app and warn that the driver is losing attention. Accident prevention technology also provides alerts for different sensory organs, such as sight (LED around driver’s seat), touch (vibrating seat), hearing (headrest speaker), etc.
Hyundai Mobis plans to apply various biohealth technologies to public transportation in order to contribute to public safety. Mr. Brain will first conduct an application test on public buses in Gyeonggi-do.