Brainwave Analytics For State of Mind Classification For Mission Critical Workplaces

Abstract/Technology Overview

A focus level and anxiety level monitoring system that can be used to monitor a worker’s comfort level when working on a particular task.  The system will detect when the worker is experiencing concentration difficulties and can prompt the worker with just-in-time assistance with operational procedures.  If the worker experiences high attention fatigue, a supervisor alert is triggered.

Users wear a small, comfortable, headband which monitors their brain activity. The EEG waves extracted are used to determine the wearers' level of focus or distraction.  Event stream processing is used to analyze the EEG data and trigger appropriate alerts.

Possible applications include monitoring workers in a high-risk environment, monitoring patients in post-op recovery or monitoring driver concentration levels.

Technology Features, Specifications and Advantages

This technology allows for autonomous supervision of inexperienced workers operating complex equipment or working in high-risk environments. The workers’ focus levels can be detected; paired with a just-in-time training system, this would allow automatic delivery of appropriate training advice, thus allowing the worker to develop faster without needing to frequently request support. 

Patients recovering after surgery could be monitored for changes in consciousness with medical staff alerted at the appropriate time.  This would ensure faster care for the patients whilst also freeing up staff time.


Potential Applications

Monitoring of workers' focus level to implement autonomous supervision and just-in-time training system, for inexperienced workers operating complex equipment or working in high-risk environments.  

Monitoring of patients recovering from surgery for changes in consciousness levels, with medical staff alerted at the appropriate time. 

Monitoring of driver concentration levels in a driver safety system, and issue alerts if driver shows signs of losing concentration.


Customer Benefit

Adaptable technology with a wide range of applications.  Straightforward development plan.

Technology Owner

Diana Sutanto


Nanyang Polytechnic

Technology Category
  • Big Data, Data Analytics, Data Mining & Data Visualisation
  • Healthcare ICT
Technology Status
  • Available for Licensing
Technology Readiness Level
  • TRL 3