This Goofy Headband Can Eliminate Stress

While we've already cautioned you to the dangers of wearing goofy-looking tech on your face, the new MUSE brainwave headband may be the exception, because when used correctly it can help zap stress from your life.

Equipped with seven finely calibrated EEG sensors that detect and measure brain activity, it communicates via Bluetooth with your phone or tablet to translate said data into a readable chart, so you can see just how stressed you are at a given moment. Then, based on the feedback, it'll prompt you to complete a series of exercises built into its app — calibrated to your particular current condition — that are scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase focus, sharpen concentration, and relieve anxiety. It's the equivalent to popping a digital Xanax.

Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor. He's not ready to wear a headband in public.