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Halo Sport is our first product and is designed for athletes. It uses proprietary technology called Neuropriming to improve the brain’s response to training and drive accelerated performance gains.


15 Cool New Products From CES 2017

A look at gadgets that aim to improve your running and overall health.

Runner's World | January 9, 2017

The 3 Passages From Concept to 7-Figure Business

There are three stages entrepreneurs must navigate to turn a concept into 7-figures: the groundwork, the breakthrough, and the impact. I sat down with co-founder and CEO of Halo Neuroscience, Dr. Daniel Chao to discuss how entrepreneurs can succeed in these three stages

Entrepreneur | November 16, 2016

How a top trainer is using Halo Sport to take elite athletes to the next level

Mike Barwis, consultant and founder of Barwis Methods, sounds off on why he's incorporating the new tech from Halo Neuroscience into his training methodology—and how you can, too.

Men's Fitness | October 28, 2016

This start-up wants to supercharge your brain (with real electricity) to boost your workouts

With its new headgear, which harnesses the power of “transcranial direct current stimulation,” Halo Neuroscience wants to unlock the most powerful muscle you have: your mind.

Men's Fitness | October 28, 2016


Back in March, James Michael McAdoo, the power forward for the Golden State Warriors, tweeted out a photo of himself in the training room, sporting a pair of slick over-the-ear headphones.

The New Yorker | June 15, 2016

The Warriors are obsessed with new performance gadgets, and they test the cutting-edge tech on their minor league team

The Golden State Warriors have had a deep connection to the tech world since Silicon Valley venture capitalist Joe Lacob became a co-owner in 2010. And part of that connection is an obsession with testing out the latest performance-enhancing tech gadgets, according to a report by CNET.

Business Insider | June 3, 2016

La diadema que permite a tu cerebro mejorar su rendimiento

La clave no está sólo en la elasticidad muscular o la perfección técnica de la zancada. El secreto está en cómo el cerebro aprende e interpreta cada movimiento para después reproducirlo sin fallos y mejorarlo hasta la perfección.

El Pais | September 26, 2016

How Headphones Can Make You a Better Athlete

These neuron-stimulating Halo Sport headphones are said to boost athletic performance

Outside Magazine | September 19, 2016

Olympic Athletes Are Electrifying Their Brains, and You Can Too

Olympians and other elite athletes are always in search of an edge to sharpen their game. That’s true of IEEE Spectrum Editor Eliza Strickland as well. When Strickland, whose beat is biomedical technologies, decided to cover a hot new brain-stimulation gadget that allegedly boosts athletic performance, she couldn’t resist trying it out herself.

IEEE | August 23, 2016

Halo Sport: Helping Athletes Go for Gold

Dan Chao, co-founder and chief executive officer of Halo Neuroscience, discusses what Halo Sport is, how it works to help athletes performance and the potential future uses of the product. He speaks to Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West."

Bloomberg | August 12, 2016

Will Rio athletes trade their Halo for medals?

In these latest Games, we see sports psychology usurped by neuroscience that is designed to maximize the power of the mind. One company working hard in this space is Halo Neuroscience.

readwrite | August 10, 2016

Why Some Olympians Are Wearing Brain-Zapping Headphones

These babies give mental strength a whole new meaning

Shape Magazine | August 8, 2016

Halo Sport headset aims to stimulate brain and body of Olympians

As much as brute physical force helps athletes gain better stamina and strength, involving the brain in the workout can ultimately yield better development and performance.

Sports Illustrated | August 1, 2016

Brain stimulator used by athletes among tech devices touted for troops

A wearable device designed to better stimulate brain function during athletic and, perhaps, military training could soon be adopted by American special operations troops, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

Stars & Stripes | July 26, 2016

How Olympic Athletes Are Using High-Tech Gear to Train Their Brains

This company says training your brain can boost athletic performance.

Fortune | July 26, 2016

Why Elite Athletes Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity

A startup called Halo Neuroscience has developed a headset that uses "neuropriming" to boost athletes' training.

Inc. | July 26, 2016

Brain Science Has Figured Out How to Help Athletes Train 50% Faster

By targeting specific areas of the brain, this headphone helps athletes pick up training regimens faster.

Inc. | June 20, 2016

Why Navy SEALs Are Zapping Their Brains With Electricity

Startups, Navy SEAL's, and doctors are all excited about the potential of electrical brain stimulation.

Inc. | May 3, 2016

Brain-Zapping Headphones Could Make You a Better Athlete

In the past 15 years, scientists have shown that mild stimulation can make neurons more or less likely to fire, and they have produced some promising evidence that the technology could be used to do things like improve cognition, aid in stroke recovery, and make people better at learning motor skills.

MIT Technology Review | March 21, 2016

Daniel Chao Wants to Electrify Your Brain

Chao has three MLB teams using Halo Sport during spring training. Plus two dozen college players who attended this year’s NFL scouting combine. After that? The NBA, he hopes. And in this geek game, it’s just the first quarter.

OZY | March 21, 2016

Halo is Building a Wearable to Make Athletes Better, Stronger, Faster

Halo Neuroscience wants to build a new category of wearable. Not for passively tracking human activity, as so many existing wearables do, but for actively and positively influencing physical abilities.

Techcrunch | May 9, 2016

Daniel Chao's Halo Neuroscience Builds Headset To Train Your Brain

A Series of Forbes Insights Profiles of Thought Leaders Changing the Business Landscape: Daniel Chao, Co-Founder and CEO, Halo Neuroscience.

Forbes | April 29, 2016

Can Electrical Brain Stimulation Boost Athletic Performance?

Most people don't think the brain has to do with strength and performance, but one company claims their headset can increase athletic ability by delivering electrical pulses of energy to the brain.

Sports Illustrated | April 27, 2016

Can Halo Sport Change our Brain Efficiency?

In the era of the quantified self we are able to use a range of trackers and monitors within the Internet of Things (IoT) to assess and monitor our health throughout each day and night.

ReadWrite | April 27, 2016

8 Genius Shortcuts to Supercharging Your Workout

Any athlete will tell you that practice makes perfect. Thankfully, this year, the best new devices have launched with the goal of turning your body into a well-oiled machine in a fraction of the time.

Vogue | April 22, 2016

A New Device Stimulates the Brain to Boost Athletic Performance

Halo Sport has big potential on the playing field—and in the exam room.

Fast Company | April 18, 2016

Can Headphones That Shock Your Brain Help You Run Faster and Jump Higher?

They're called Halo Sport, and they send electrical charges into the brain that their inventors say can boost athletic performance.

The Smithsonian | April 5, 2016

Halo Claims to Make You Jump Higher Think Faster, Remember Longer

On the table in front of me in a New York hotel lobby lies a gadget from Halo Neuroscience that looks like a cross between high-end headphones and a crown of thorns.

Newsweek | February 26, 2016

New Halo Performance Enhancing Device Trains Athletes' Brains

Instead of music, it delivers tiny electrical pulses that stimulate the brain’s motor cortex, which governs muscle movement.

San Francisco Chronicle | February 25, 2016

Halo: Meet the Tech That Uses Brain Stimulation To Make You Stronger

The Halo sends electrical pulses to your brain to make you jump higher, move faster, and perform better.

Futurism | February 10, 2016


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