Hyundai Mobis has developed M.Brain, a new healthcare technology based on brainwave measurement. The technology developed by the company after about three years of research caught the attention for applying this brainwave measurement technology to the automotive industry for the first time.
Among other biosignals, brainwave measurement is one of the most advanced and challenging technologies to work with.
M.Brain measures the driver's condition on a real-time basis by detecting the brainwaves around the ears through worn earpiece sensors. The software analyses and determines the data from the brainwaves. The company said it has even adopted machine learning to interpret brainwave signals.
M.Brain can also be interworked with a smartphone app and provide notification that the driver is losing attention, Hyundai Mobis said. In addition, the accident prevention technology also provides alerts for different sensory organs, such as sight (LEDs around the driver's seat), touch (vibrating seat), hearing (headrest speaker), etc.
The automotive systems supplier plans to apply various bio-healthcare technologies to public transportation to contribute to public safety. M. Brain will test- apply in Gyeonggi-do's public buses first, the company said.
The global in-vehicle healthcare market has now taken its first step. Heartbeat measurements or eye-tracking technologies are introduced. Meanwhile, brainwave-based technology shows infinite potential for development as it can measure massive amounts of data.