Map Your Mind While Cycling with MindRider
Riding your bike in the city can be a stressful experience. Avoiding traffic, pedestrians and dogs off their leash requires a tremendous amount of focus and courage. Imagine being able to map your bike routes to show not just where you’ve travelled but your state of mind getting there. This is the intent of a wearable project called MindRider.
MindRider is a brain-reading bike helmet that uses commercial EEG sensors you would find in the likes of NeuroSky, Emotiv or the upcoming Muse to monitor and measure your brain activity.
Paired with LED lights, MindRider can show your state of mind while cycling to the outside world by changing the color of the lights on your helmet. Blinking red if you are panicking or hopefully a consistent green to indicate you are driving calm and and focused.
When combined with GPS, MindRider can begin to map your mind state against the bike route you’ve taken that day. These “Experience Maps” geo-locate brain activity to help you better understand the relationship between cycling and your environment. This type of information could help you make better decisions on the bike route you take in the morning to avoid being overly stressed out when you reach the office.
Right now MindRider is in the process of development and market analysis with no date for launch. They are currently inviting interested users to sign-up for a chance to win a unit in 2014.