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Home > Press > Leti demonstrates world’s first alpha-wave measuring system for consumers at CES Unveiled and at its booth: RELAX Headgear Provides New Dimension to Wellness Management In Every Area of Life, From Working to Studying to Exercising or Just Sitting

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Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate at CES 2017 a wearable device that takes measurement of brain-activity – alpha waves – out of the clinic and puts it into the hands of consumers.

Leti demonstrates world’s first alpha-wave measuring system for consumers at CES Unveiled and at its booth: RELAX Headgear Provides New Dimension to Wellness Management In Every Area of Life, From Working to Studying to Exercising or Just Sitting

Grenoble, France | Posted on December 13th, 2016

Using electroencephalography (EEG) to record the brain’s alpha-wave activity, the lightweight headgear called RELAX measures the level of alert relaxation with an embedded electrode system that does not require the sensors to be attached to the scalp.

Designed to allow users to maximize relaxation, the RELAX headgear provides a new dimension to wellness management in every area of life, from working to studying to exercising or simply sitting and reading or listening to music.

Medically certification-ready, user-friendly, affordable and non-invasive, it lets users monitor their own level of attention and enhance mindfulness. The RELAX app, which is connected to the head device, provides live tracking of alpha-wave activity.

“Leti’s manufacturing partners will develop our brain-computer and mental-focus technologies into full hardware-software concepts,” said Coralie Gallis, a Leti business development manager. “They will be able to develop a wide range of wellness devices and wearable sports- and fitness-related devices, such as wrist bands and chest straps.”

Future uses for RELAX include:

Brain fitness (neuro-feedback): this powerful stress-management and sleep-enhancement technique improves a person's quality of life.
Brain-computer interface: object command and control through thought is possible by reading brain signals when thinking specifically. Applications may include virtual reality, video games and remote assistance of disabled persons for controlling home-automation functions.
Mental-focus monitoring: tracking concentration and level of attention in high-stakes occupational situations can save lives and prevent environmental disasters. Air- and road-traffic control, and highly efficient digital-learning tools are among the multiple applications of this technology.

Leti’s team will demonstrate its breakthrough technologies at CES Unveiled on Jan 3, 5-8:30 pm, Mandalay Bay, South Pacific Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nev. Demos will then be available at Booth 50648-50650, in Eureka Park, during the entire CES show.

Leti is a member of the French Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes regional delegation at CES 2017. Visit www.auvergnerhonealpes.fr.

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About Leti
As one of three advanced-research institutes within CEA Tech, Leti serves as a bridge between basic research and production of micro- and nanotechnologies that improve the lives of people around the world. It is committed to creating innovation and transferring it to industry. Backed by its portfolio of 2,800 patents, Leti partners with large industrials, SMEs and startups to tailor advanced solutions that strengthen their competitive positions. It has launched 59 startups. Its 8,500m² of new-generation cleanroom space feature 200mm and 300mm wafer processing of micro and nano solutions for applications ranging from space to smart devices. With a staff of more than 1,900, Leti is based in Grenoble, France, and has offices in Silicon Valley, Calif., and Tokyo.
CEA Tech is the technology research branch of the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), a key player in innovative R&D, defence & security, nuclear energy, technological research for industry and fundamental science, identified by Thomson Reuters as the most innovative research organization in the world. CEA Tech leverages a unique innovation-driven culture and unrivalled expertise to develop and disseminate new technologies for industry, helping to create high-end products and provide a competitive edge. Follow us on www.leti.fr and @CEA_Leti.

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