Start-up company Emotiv surpassed its $1 million fundraising milestone in a Kickstarter campaign to develop a wearable headset that monitors brainwaves to track cognitive health.
The San Francisco, Calif.-based company reached its goal within 2 hours of the Kickstarter launch, and has now announced another stretch goal of $1.25 million to add additional product features.
"We want to make quality, affordable brainwear available to everyone. The human brain is an important frontier, and together, we are opening up new possibilities," CEO Tan Le said in prepared remarks.
Emotiv designs a computer-brain interface called Emotiv Insight that uses sensors built inside headsets to detect the brain’s EEG signals. The device measures electrical activity from 5 regions in the brain.
As part of the fundraising, the company announced a product redesign which will include 6-axis inertial sensors for head tracking and motion control.
The company touts Emotiv Insight as a device that can not only offer consumer insights into personal brain activity, but also further brain research.