Chinese primary school halts trial of device that monitors pupils’ brainwaves

A trial of the device to monitor children’s brain activity has been halted in east China after complaints from parents

Michael Standaert in Shenzhen Fri 1 Nov 2019 05.33 GMT

 The device being tested on primary school children in China monitors brainwaves and sends data to a central server. Photograph: Yang Wenbin/Xinhua/Barcroft Media
The device being tested on primary school children in China monitors brainwaves and sends data to a central server. Photograph: Yang Wenbin/Xinhua/Barcroft Media

A trial that involved primary school pupils wearing a head-mounted device that monitored their attention spans has been halted in China amid parents’ privacy concerns and fears they could be used to control the children, local media have reported.

With many children across China using smartwatches, mobile phones and other devices that track location and personal information, parents are becoming increasingly concerned about how that data is used, and who can access it.

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Source: The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/01/chinese-primary-school-halts-trial-of-device-that-monitors-pupils-brainwaves

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