Headsets Boost Gaming Capabilities of Your Brain

May 30, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

We have seen a number of tDCS (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation) devices in the past, which were used to treat chronic pain, prevent migraine and to improve math skills of a person. But a new tDCS headset from Focus Labs is claiming to boost a gamer’s gaming abilities to provide the ultimate gaming experience.

The headset christened will stimulate specific areas of the brain with low electric current. According to the developers, this electric current will heighten the wearer’s brain power and make him an expert in competitive video games.

Michael Oxley the inventor of headsets has been quoted as saying that stimulating the prefrontal cortex will help improving memory, observation and focus. gaming headset

The device has four copper electrodes that are designed to sit on your forehead. Four saline-soaked sponges are fitted between the electrodes, in order to prevent burns on the wearer’s skin. A touch sensor is attached on the back turns the headset on and passes the current through the prefrontal cortex.

Users can either manually or via an iOS app, control the amount and duration of the charge. By default, the electrodes will apply 1mA of electricity for five minutes, but if you pair it with the iOS app it can be reconfigured from 0.8 to 2 mA for a period of five minutes up to 40 minutes.

If you are among those who are interested in this headsets, they are currently available for pre-order for $249 and will start shipping in July.

The whole package combines a headset, micro-USB cable, carrying case and eight reusable sponges. For those skeptical customers, Focus Labs is also offering a 30-day money back guarantee, if you aren’t satisfied with the device. Sounds like a good deal, right?

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