Using brainwave technology Samsung researches touchless tablet interaction

Samsung together with researchers at at the University of Texas are currently working on a project involving EEG caps that engages the power of one’s mind to control tablets and smartphones, and if that weren’t enough, the company’s actually hoping to make it commercial You may ask yourself why all this is necessary, actually a brain-controlled mobile device could give paralyzed people more ways to interact with the world while also improving functionality for all of us.

In the current situation the system is cumbersome and aimed at those with disabilities, but Samsung’s already proven that it’s interested in substitute input methods, and this could certainly be the logical ending.

This what happens, all participants are asked to wear EEG caps that measure the electrical activeness along their scalp. Thereafter they will ba ablr to make selections by focusing on an icon that flashes at a distinct frequency from others, which the system recognizes as a unique electrical pattern. Overall, the accuracy of the system is in the approximate range of 80 to 95 percent, and users are able to make selections on average of every five seconds. In the future and in order to make the system more accessible, the researchers hope to develop EEG hats that are more convenient and less intrusive as people can wear throughout the day. Truth be told lets no expect this type of futuristic tech anytime soon, but for a closer peek, hit up the source link to see the video of what Samsung has for us in the future.

 

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