Owning Ethical Innovation: Claims about Commercial Wearable Brain Technologies

Neuron. 2019 May 22;102(4):728-731. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.03.026.


The wearable neurotechnology market targets consumers with promises of cognitive benefit and personal wellness. Scientific evidence is essential to substantiate claims about utility, safety, and efficacy and for informed choice and public trust.

Keywords: claims; direct-to-consumer; neuroethics; neurotechnology.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Direct-To-Consumer Screening and Testing / ethics*
  • Electroencephalography / ethics
  • Electroencephalography / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Inventions / ethics
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation / ethics
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation / instrumentation*
  • Wearable Electronic Devices / ethics*