A company called This Place has unveiled a promising software for Google Glass that uses a person’s brainwaves to control the Glass functionality.
At the moment, the system can only take a photo and share it on Twitter and Facebook, but this technology is still in its infancy, and God knows where it’s heading next.The MindRDR is an open-source application that tunes into existing NeuroSky MindWave Mobile EEG headset and the software within Google Glass to do its magic. At the moment, the system can only take a photo and share it on Twitter and Facebook, but this technology is still in its infancy, and God knows where it’s heading next.
The application extracts core metrics, called Meditation and Attention levels, from the MindWave and then uses that data to build up session information that charts one’s concentration levels over time. Using this information, MindRDR presents scores and an accompanying detail about user’s performance during the session with fun emojis.
Once a user has decided to share an image, the software will analyze the brain data and provide an evaluation of the ability to control the interface with one’s mind. This information is attached to every shared image.
Although the Glass can already work without any sort of touch input, the next step would be to make it work even without saying a word. Sounds a bit scary, but then again – it will make sure certain disabled individuals will get new options to communicate. And that’s a goal worth striving for.
Check out the short MindRDR demo video below.