Medical marijuana is already a big and growing business in the U.S. We are told that typical cannabis dispensaries carry dozens of strains of the herb, each with a vague description that’s not very helpful when making a selection. A new company, aptly named Potbotics, hopes to introduce its BrainBot EEG-based system that can actually pick a strain that’s most effective for your unique needs.
Whatever side you are on the politics of pot, perhaps new technology can help answer long standing questions about the effects of the drug and what real medicinal benefit it has for patients. Here’s what the company says about its technology:
What sets BrainBot’s system apart from the competition is the fact that BrainBot can capture much higher frequencies (1.5-160 Hz) than those used in conventional EEG’s (0.5-60 Hz).
BrainBot can digitize, quantify, and analyze bio-electrical activity to establish an electro-physiological status of the brain. According to the research conducted by PotBotics, a bio-electrical actvity of 1.3-160 Hz has a close relationship with bio-chemical substrates of the brain.
By comparing the patient’s brain physiology (CEEG spectrum profiles) with different profiles of medical marijuana effects, BrainBot can detect electro-neuro-physiological deviations of the marijuana smoker and recommend a subsequent strain.
Here’s a discussion with a company rep and others on New York’s FOX 5: