Wearable computing is all the rage nowadays and the Melon headband is no exception. In only a few hours the product’s Kickstarter project has raised over $20,000. While I’m not quite convinced that having a portable EEG is necessary, it’s most definitely a new approach to monitoring yourself.

As someone with serious ADHD, the concept of measuring focus resonates deeply with me. However EEGs have been around for a long time and I’m not quite sure whether or not Melon has developed a breakthrough algorithm.

If the sleek-looking headband really does deliver what it has promised, I could see this serving as a productivity assistant. Lose focus for too long? Get an alert to put you back on track! If you want to learn more about the Melon headband project, you can check it out here on Kickstarter.