Okay, so maybe not really read your mind, but it does allow you to take pictures simply by concentrating on the task at hand. Sound kind of cool, right?
A London-based design studio, This Place, has created MindRDR, an app that uses Google Glass and a device that monitors your brain activity to capture photos and post them to your social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) without ever touching a screen.
How does MindRDR work?
The said brain activity device (called the Neurosky EEG biosensor) tracks the neural patterns that your brain exhibits when it’s focusing on something. MindRDR then translates those patterns into actions – it basically tells Google Glass to take a photo and then post it. All of this with just the power of your thought. 🙂 Everyday users will definitely find this piece of tech interesting and cool, but the app’s creators say that MindRDR could allow people without the ability to speak to engage with the world more easily.
MindRDR connects Google Glass with a device to monitor brain activity, allowing users to take pictures and socialize them on Twitter or Facebook. No physical interaction required. Once a user has decided to share an image, we analyze their brain data and provide an evaluation of their ability to control the interface with their mind. This information is attached to every shared image.
The MindRDR app is free for everyone to download, but bear in mind that Google Glass and the biosensor together cost close to £1100 (the Neurosky retails for £71 in the UK, while Google Glass costs £1,000). You can head over to This Place’s official website to get more info about the app. In the meantime, watch the video below of MindRDR in action.