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MindRDR to control google glass with your mind

Submitted by Robbie Pyckhout on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:41

An English company named 'This Place' has already an available brain sensor on the market, but this time they transformed it to make work with google glass to take actions like shooting pictures, ... with your mind! Users only need to think about a specific task and the sensor makes the google glass do it.

MindRDR is an opensource project which uses the MindWave Mobile-headset from NeuroSky. MindWave Mobile can track brain activity from users while calculating, studying and recognizing from patterns. To do this, they use electroencephalography to measure the frequency of brainwaves. In that way they can create an image from the activities going on in the human brain.

Currently, google glass does react on your voice while you're saying something like 'OK google'. With this new project you can just think this to activate the glass. Also, on the current downloadable version, the user is able to take pictures and share them on social media instead. If you're thinking about taking a picture, there should appear a white horizontal line on your screen, keep thinking to get it to the top of the screen and google glass will take a picture by then. Also the sharing option works similar with the same white line. You just need to think about sharing the photo. This all will work in one application available for google glass.

The project is opensource and the makers of MindRDR hope that others find even more possibilities for this brain sensor. This sensor is able to detect four different stimuli coming from the human brain. They want to increase this to eighteen in the future.

They also believe that this technology can help the medical industry to help diseases like the locked-in syndrome.

All this feels like sciencefiction to use and something that comes to mind is the practical side of this sensor. Won't we be thinking too much? Will it cause any unintented actions? Will all of us be able to raise the white line to the top of the screen? We don't know, but it certainly is something that I might want to try in the future.

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