North Carolina Patent of the Month – January 2023
Freer Logic, LLC, an innovative technology company, has developed a non-contact electroencephalography (EEG) device that is revolutionizing the way we monitor electrical activity within our brains. The device is designed to detect electrical signals produced by the brain without making contact with the person, and is suitable for a variety of applications, including biofeedback-based attention training, monitoring cognitive state, monitoring emotions, monitoring drowsiness, monitoring stress, monitoring cognitive load, human performance training, gaming, and relaxation training.
The non-contact EEG device is equipped with a non-contact sensor that is capable of detecting electrical signals produced by the brain. An amplifying device is coupled to the non-contact sensor to generate analysis signals that correspond to the electrical activity generated by the brain. The device’s processor analyzes these analysis signals to detect patterns that correspond to a state of the person, including emotional state, cognitive load state, and alertness state. When a pattern is detected, the processor transmits an action signal to another device to take a subsequent action.
The non-contact EEG device can also detect the activity of the person, including the movement of a head or body, and it can determine whether a space monitored by the non-contact sensor is occupied or unoccupied by the person. The non-contact sensor can be integrated into various objects such as a headrest, seat, and visor, and it can be located anywhere on the person including their head, neck, back, and gluteus.
Freer Logic is a B2B provider of neurotechnology for monitoring and training. The company is set on bringing breakthrough neurotech to everyone, to be used anywhere at any time. Its founder, Peter Freer, MSEd, is a neurotechnology pioneer and innovator. Inspired by NASA’s use of neurotech to train astronauts, Freer integrated cognitive skill training and behavior shaping to produce the first neurocognitive training system for ADHD children and adults dubbed Play Attention (patented). Established in 1994 after years of research and development, Play Attention is now the most widely used educational neuroscience program for ADHD students. Play Attention has three independent, randomized, controlled studies performed by Tufts University School of Medicine. All have outstanding results and have been published in three peer-reviewed journals.
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