But, from what I can see, there are ‘wearables’ and then there are other ‘wearables’.
I would hate to equate these so called ‘brain wearables’ with a smartwatch or fitness tracker. To I there is a fundamental differences. Brain wearables are trying, via technology and some form of direct electromagnetic stimulation, to modify your behavior. A fitness tracker or smartwatch ONLY tries to ‘interfere’ with your behavior via motivation and/or shame. BIG difference.
I am familiar with tDCS technology. I have talked about it in my ‘Central Pain’ book. tDCS can work. But, with wearables the manufacturers have to be ULTRA cautious. They don’t want folks accidently frying their brains! So, they have to severely constrain the power output they deliver. And that is the crunch. tDCS, TMS or ECT administered under supervision can — and will — use significantly more juice. That in my opinion is what will cripple brain wearables. They will not be able to deliver adequate ‘juice’ to really make a difference.
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So keep this in mind as you are reading about and evaluating brain wearables.
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I am pretty impressed and pleased with the data it provides. Basically, it emulates what you get with the RUN, WALK or HIKE APPs.
Do not get hung up on my actual data. I am 65-years old, recovering from major knee surgery and just got back into SUP after a 3-year hiatus. Plus, I was never a strong or great paddler. I just do it for the fun. We live close to a lake and we have beach rights. So, I try to get out on the water.
This was from Wednesday, June 19, 2019. It is very true that I do not go paddling everyday — though I have done so thrice this week. But, I do walk/run and use my stationary bike (for knee surgery therapy) 5 to 6 days a week.
So, on Wednesday it was 2 hours of exercise. Not bad for a 65-year old geezer who is not that fit and needs to lose weight.
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There have been sightings in New Hampshire for years. But, we do not have any good credible pictures — which seems strange with all the trail cameras that folks have set up and the now ubiquitous phone/cameras that everybody (bar I) carry.