Yokogawa invests in CyberneX, developer of brainwave measurement technology with high-performance earphone-like device
- 01 October 2021
Yokogawa announces that it has invested in CyberneX Co., Ltd., a Japan-based startup that has developed a compact, lightweight, high-performance earphone-like device capable of measuring brain waves in real time. CyberneX and Yokogawa will collaborate in the conduct of empirical research with the aim of building a platform for visualizing information on the mental states of individuals, based on brain wave data. Companies will work on the development of applications that will lead to the efficient use of this technology by industry and society.
In recent years, there has been growing interest in brain technology *, an area that brings together neuroscience and computer science. It is expected that there will be many different applications for this technology, and investments from government institutions and the private sector are increasing around the world. Uses for it have already been found not only in medicine and healthcare, but also in product development and education, and the industrial sector is also actively adopting and using this technology in operations. .
The earphone-like device developed by CyberneX is easy to put on and take off, and it can measure brain waves in real time and with low noise even when the subject wearing the device is in motion. As this device can be used in everyday situations and working environments, it is extremely practical and allows to visualize previously difficult to capture information about the sensations and emotions of the users. By taking advantage of the functionality of this headset, users can receive auditory feedback that guides them to an ideal psychological and physical state. In the future, CyberneX is investigating the possibility of using physiological data such as blood pressure and heart rate to gain more in-depth information about the psychological states of human subjects.
Using its measurement, control and information technologies, Yokogawa provides cutting-edge products and solutions to customers in a wide range of industries all over the world. To help customers optimize their operations and support their growth, it is necessary to quickly and efficiently research and develop solutions to the many problems they encounter at their sites. Thanks to this collaboration between CyberneX, a start-up with innovative technology, and Yokogawa, a well-established company with a wealth of knowledge in process automation, a synergy will be created that will lead to new innovations in the field of brain technology.
Motofumi Baba, CEO / CTO of CyberneX, said: “Our mission is to harness the potential of brain information and make it more easily accessible in everyday life. I believe that gaining a deep understanding of the human will lead to whole new forms of communication and this will lead to the development of a wide range of applications. By strengthening our relationship with Yokogawa and building a platform for effective use of brain information, we will help build a thriving society and create new industries. “
Tsuyoshi Abe, Senior Vice President of Yokogawa Electric Corporation and Head of Marketing Headquarters, said, “In the context of digital transformation, the extent to which technology can bring benefits to humanity will become increasingly important. . And in this context, I firmly believe that solutions harnessing brainwave technology will further increase human potential. Industry has evolved into industrial autonomy, and I believe humans and machines will continue to coexist in a way that takes advantage of their respective characteristics. In society, I believe that these technologies will allow humans to live more prosperous lives. We will work to accelerate co-innovation with CyberneX, enabling the creation of new value not only for industry but also in the fields of life sciences.
* Technologies and solutions that collect and use brain information such as brain waves
Yokogawa provides advanced measurement, control and information solutions to customers in a wide range of industries including energy, chemicals, materials, pharmaceuticals and food. Yokogawa addresses customer concerns regarding production, asset and supply chain optimization with the effective application of digital technologies, enabling the transition to stand-alone operations.
Founded in Tokyo in 1915, Yokogawa continues to work for a sustainable society through its 17,500 employees in a global network of 119 companies in 61 countries.
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