(Image source: Popular Science)

 

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

 

Have you ever fantasized about controlling things with you mind? Samsung might be able to help you out.

 

The company has reportedly teamed up with researchers at the University of Texas to create a system that will allow a user to control a tablet — specifically the Galaxy Note 10.1 — using only his or her thoughts.

 

Is your mind blown yet? Just wait until you see how it works. The tech-savvy team used a helmet-like cap wired with EEG sensors, which are used to measure the brain’s electrical activity.

 

Users were monitored to reveal patterns in brain activity that occurred after they were shown repetitive visual patterns. Researchers found users could open an application and use it effectively by concentrating on an icon that was blinking.

(Via MIT Technology Review)

 

And Gizmodo reports Samsung’s snazzy system managed an accuracy of about 80 to 95 percent. But let’s be honest for a minute: This isn’t exactly the sexiest cap.

 

Popular Science also notes the telekinetic technology isn’t really all that fast, either. It apparently takes, on average, five seconds for the sensors to make a selection, so sticking with the hands-on methods might be a more appealing option.

 

In any case, Jedi mind control isn’t as new of a concept as you might think.

 

NeuroSky already makes wearable bio sensors and signal-processing systems for consumer electronics, health and wellness applications and education.

 

Or if you just want a pair of mind-reading cat ears ...

 

As for Samsung’s latest project, there’s no indication it’ll be put into mass production anytime soon. So if you want to control something with your mind, you'll probably have to stick with cat ears for now.

 

Samsung Developing Mind-Control Technology?

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Apr 21, 2013

Samsung Developing Mind-Control Technology?

(Image source: Popular Science)

 

 

BY LOGAN TITTLE

 

 

Have you ever fantasized about controlling things with you mind? Samsung might be able to help you out.

 

The company has reportedly teamed up with researchers at the University of Texas to create a system that will allow a user to control a tablet — specifically the Galaxy Note 10.1 — using only his or her thoughts.

 

Is your mind blown yet? Just wait until you see how it works. The tech-savvy team used a helmet-like cap wired with EEG sensors, which are used to measure the brain’s electrical activity.

 

Users were monitored to reveal patterns in brain activity that occurred after they were shown repetitive visual patterns. Researchers found users could open an application and use it effectively by concentrating on an icon that was blinking.

(Via MIT Technology Review)

 

And Gizmodo reports Samsung’s snazzy system managed an accuracy of about 80 to 95 percent. But let’s be honest for a minute: This isn’t exactly the sexiest cap.

 

Popular Science also notes the telekinetic technology isn’t really all that fast, either. It apparently takes, on average, five seconds for the sensors to make a selection, so sticking with the hands-on methods might be a more appealing option.

 

In any case, Jedi mind control isn’t as new of a concept as you might think.

 

NeuroSky already makes wearable bio sensors and signal-processing systems for consumer electronics, health and wellness applications and education.

 

Or if you just want a pair of mind-reading cat ears ...

 

As for Samsung’s latest project, there’s no indication it’ll be put into mass production anytime soon. So if you want to control something with your mind, you'll probably have to stick with cat ears for now.

 
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