«Neurospot» is intended for treating sleep disorders. The device is worn during periods of rest and continuously measures the energy potential triggered by brain activity in the ear canal. In this way, sleep patterns are reconstructed in real time and influenced by acoustic stimulation when necessary. «Neurospot» observes, interprets and reacts.
The two students have developed a new type of «headphone» for the ETH spin-off IDUN Technologies which specialises in measuring brain activity in the ear. The product requirements are high and also rather complex – because of space constraints in the ear canal, the outer ear and the space behind the ear, in conjunction with different kinds of ear shapes. The intention was to develop a product that met the technical requirements regarding the measuring function, while at the same time being really comfortable to wear during sleep. Using cutting-edge technologies, the two graduands analysed different shapes of the outer ear and ear canals, collated their findings from these geometries and the evaluation of user tests, and based on this, developed a product which can be worn comfortably by the widest possible audience. Linus Maurmann showed that he has an impressive grasp of the latest technologies, processes and working methods as an industrial designer and is able to apply them to product development in a convincing way. An outstanding achievement in the short time of a B.A. dissertation project. – Excerpt from the supporting statement of the Subject Area Industrial Design
«By using the latest measurement technology, «Neurospot» offers a better alternative to the usual application of brain activity measurement in sleep therapy. Treatment becomes more effective and more user-centred in this way.» – Linus Maurmann
«I am interested in research and applied development in technical design areas. Therefore I see myself involved in product development processes as a whole, as well as their dissemination.» – Linus Maurmann