No Time For Lunch? Brainwave Can Help! Beth Snyder September 14, 2014 We all know we should take a break every now and then, especially if we work at a desk. Sitting for long periods of time is very bad for you, and can lead to serious health complications. However, there are those days when you’ve got a deadline looming and you simply cannot get away. You still need to eat, though, so most of us end up either ordering delivery or creating a meal out of the vending machine. It’s not ideal, but at least it’s some kind of food. With Brainwave, you have another, better option. Brainwave is a microwave oven that fits on your desk, powered by plugging into an open USB port. Designed by Steve Gates (probably no relation to Bill, he’s based out of London), Brainwave is designed from management’s point of view in that he says his idea was to give workers “as much time as possible to concentrate on their work”. I’m choosing to look at it from the other side, making the best of a bad situation when you’re trapped at your desk but would like a better alternative to sandwiches. Brainwave will allow you to bring food from home and heat it up at your desk, which has the added bonus of no longer having to wait your turn for the communal microwave in the break room. It looks like Gates has actually designed Brainwave to include frozen meals, rather than having to buy or make your own, however. Each meal comes with an attached disposable fork embedded with an RFID chip, which relays information about the meal to Brainwave when you swipe it through a reader once you place your meal inside. Brainwave then takes care of everything for you, using that information to heat your meal at the proper temperature and time for a hot lunch. As an added bonus, when Brainwave is not in use it can be stored upright on your desk and used as a message board. Obviously this is still a design concept at the moment, so no word on pricing or availability. But it’s actually kind of neat whether you’re management wanting your employees to be more productive or an employee wanting to have more control over what you eat. Source: Distractify Share This With The World!