Improve Your Focus with This High-Tech Headband
Twitter, Pinterest, Buzzfeed. I don’t know about you, but my focus is completely fragmented these days. I should really add professional multi-tasker to my business card, but the constant switching between tasks is getting me down. Thankfully, this new Kickstarter project is about to change that. Meet Melon, your new favorite high-tech accessory.
Using the same technology that you might find in a neurologists office, the Melon headband employs EEG (electroencephalography) to figure out what exactly is going on inside your head. By measuring brain activity during your daily routine, Melon gives a snapshot of how focused you are during each daily task. (I’m betting I’m more focused during yoga than while driving home from work.) That’s all well and good, but what makes Melon really unique is that it pushes that data to an app that translates it into something you can actually use.
Before you start a new activity tell the Melon app what you’re doing (for example, reading and listening to music) so it can track how well you focus while reading over time. You might just find out that listening to classical music doesn’t help you focus nearly as well as listening to mellow indie music does.
And now the best part: the games. To help you consciously improve your focus Melon has an origami folding game. The more you focus (as measured by the EEG sensors) the faster the origami crane folds on screen.
You can back Melon on Kickstarter here for $99 per headband, and start tracking how on track you are when the first headbands ship in November.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)