Car-based heart, brain activity monitoring

“Sixth Sense” by Jaguar/LandRover attempts to monitor a driver’s heart rate, respiration and  brain activity to identify stress, fatigue and lack of concentration.

The  XJ “wellness seat” analyzes heart rate and breathing, has  touchscreens that predict which button a user wants to press with fingers mid-air, and has a vibrating  accelerator pedal that communicates hazards.

The  company claims that its “MindSense” project can determine if a driver is distracted or tired using sensors in the steering wheel.  They did not detail the science behind this, but said that their software can amplify a steering wheel sensor captured brain signal and filter background noise.  ApplySci believes that a minimal EEG headband could provide much more accurate driver alertness data.

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