Sega and Professor Kawashima from the Tohoku university have developed the “brain trainer.” According to Professor Kawashima repeating simple math tasks stimulate and train the human brain. “Brain Training Drills” have become very popular in Japan, especially among 35+ year olds.

Sega’s Brain Trainer gadget looks a lot like a calculator inside a book. However, this super calculator also features modes for Training, Check, Data, Point and Set-up.

Over 32,000 units have been sold in Japan so far in the two months since it debuted. The Sega Brain Trainer will set you back $44.

Story via Gizmodo

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."