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Product: Headphones
EEG equipped headphones   (+6)  [vote for, against]
Headphones monitor if you're still paying attention.

My S.O. and many other people like to listen to music or audio-books in bed before going to sleep. The problem is you are very likely to fall asleep midway through your playlist or story. Current audio players can only take rough guesses as to when you stopped listening and the next morning you have to scroll backwards to the last bit you remember.

This product consists of ordinary headphones, either wired or bluetooth, paired with a headnet fitted with contact electrodes and the electroencephalograph app on your media player. Simply don the headnet and earphones when in bed and start your audio-book or music. When the system detects you've passed a certain threshold of theta waves to alpha waves it gently lowers the volume and shuts down. This threshold point is adjustable to your individual preference to most accurately conform with your ability to recall where you left off.
-- AusCan531, Nov 03 2015

Consumer technology [8th of 7, Nov 03 2015]

You could also train yourself to think "pause", "skip" or "rewind".
-- pocmloc, Nov 03 2015

This is very bakeable using existing tech.

-- 8th of 7, Nov 03 2015

So auto off head phones?
-- travbm, Nov 03 2015

Nice link [8th]. The three uses that Neurosky have found for their technology seems rather banal in comparison.
-- AusCan531, Nov 03 2015

//So auto off head phones?//

Yes, but at precisely the right time.
-- AusCan531, Nov 03 2015

NE555 timer head phones?
-- travbm, Nov 03 2015

// seems rather banal in comparison //

Well, that's the idea. When we set up the dummy company to get homo sapiens introduced to mass market brain reading technology, we didn't want to make a big thing of it until we had enough units out there to go for a successful "free upgrade" (and subsequent takeover and Assimilation).

Ooops ... should we have said that ?
-- 8th of 7, Nov 03 2015

sorry, what?
-- pashute, Nov 05 2015

random, halfbakery