13
Jan
2019

Teachers are scanning students’ brains to check they are concentrating

A person wearing the headset stares at their teacher

Students wore the Focus headset and teachers could monitor their average attention levels using an app

BrainCo

By Yvaine Ye

Are you concentrating? Some teachers are checking whether their students are paying attention by using headbands that read brain signals.

Focus headbands, made by BrainCo in Massachusetts, were used in a recent trial with 10,000 school children aged between 10 and 17 in China. Over 21 days, students wore the headsets during class and teachers could monitor their average attention levels using an app.

Lights on the front of the headsets also show different colours for distinct …

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