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Samsung want you to control their next tablet with your brain

Samsung could release a brain-controlled tablet in the near future

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Apr 20, 2013 7:16 am

Up until now, we control our tablets with our hands, but if Samsung has anything to do with that, it could all change. Samsung's Emerging Technology Lab has teamed up with the University of Texas' electrical engineering professor, Roozbeh Jafari, to research "how to bring mind control to its mobile devices with the hope of developing ways for people with mobility impairments to connect to the world".

 

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A brain-controlled tablet isn't anywhere near ready, nor are they at the point of a marketable prototype yet, but Technology Review has reported that their current plans for a mind-controlled tablet involve "a cap studded with EEG-monitoring electrodes" that monitors "well-known brain activity patterns that occur when people are shown repetitive visual patterns".

 

Technology Review were treated to a demonstration of the technology, where researchers were able to open apps on their tablets by just concentrating on icons that were "blinking at a distinctive frequency".

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