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Electric Face Dancing

Involuntary Movements for Self-Administered Shocks

— October 26, 2008 — Pop Culture
Daito Manabe uses electrical stimuli to get his face muscles to twitch--yes, little electric shocks! The twitches really get going after the first 40 seconds or so of the second video. In that one, he manages to synchronize the twitches to the different beeps. The first shows what happens when the signals speed up!

Daito Manabe is Japanese and the YouTube videos are labeled as "electric stimulus to face -test3" and as "electric stimulus/myoelectric stimulus," which suggest he is an engineer working on... whatever. Perhaps it is a new device or prototype to something for the future. Maybe a facial toner?

Trend Themes
1. Electrical Muscle Stimulation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop new applications for electrical muscle stimulation beyond traditional uses in physical therapy.
2. Biofeedback Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create new biofeedback devices that help individuals control involuntary movements in innovative ways.
3. Neurostimulation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the potential of neurostimulation techniques for various applications, such as enhancing cognitive abilities or treating neurological disorders.
Industry Implications
1. Health and Wellness - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate electrical muscle stimulation technology into the health and wellness industry for more personalized and effective therapies.
2. Sports and Fitness - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop wearable devices that use biofeedback technology to enhance athletic performance and optimize training.
3. Medical Devices - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Design advanced neurostimulation devices that revolutionize the treatment of neurological conditions, offering non-invasive and targeted solutions.
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