Soon, pilots could be equipped with devices that “read” their brain activity to improve flight safety
Reading the mind of pilots real-time with new system - science news in brief

Scientists have developed a brain-machine interface to record in real time the brain activity of pilots during flights. The new system uses near-infrared spectroscopy and has the advantage of being portable. It is able to measure blood oxygenation changes in the prefrontal cortex. The system was tested both on pilots flying real planes and on pilots training in simulators, proving the feasibility of monitoring cognitive workload in realistic scenarios. Scientists hope that one day this device will be used to assess the cognitive and emotional states of pilots in order to increase the safety of flights.

Read the full story: Drexel University
Scientific publication: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience