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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Remote Control in Your Mind


From: Scientific American - 12/2012 - page 32

By: David Pogue 

Forget voice control or gesture recognition. Gadgets may soon link directly to our brain

 

Okay, great: we can control our phones with speech recognition and our television sets with gesture recognition. But those technologies don't work in all situations for all people. So I say, forget about those crude beginnings; what we really want is thought recognition.

 

As I found out during research for a recent NOVA episode, it mostly appears that brain-computer interface (BCI) technology has not advanced very far just yet. For example, I tried to make a toy helicopter fly by thinking "up" as I wore a $300 commercial EEG headset. It barely worked.

 

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NOVA Science Now - What Will the Future Be Like? (video 52:37) http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tech/what-future-be-like.html

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