Mind RDR lets you take pictures using your mind

London-based studio This Place are creating an app, which will let you control Google Glass with your mind. Here’s how it works – combining Google Glass with Neurosky’s EEG mind control sensor, which sends wireless brain data of two mental states: attention and meditation. Using this data, This Place has been able to programmer in functionality for capturing a photo and then sharing it on social media.

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The app’s algorithm seeks out any peaks or troughs in cognitive activity and associates them with yes and no answers. When the user concentrates in a very focused way on something, that can be considered a peak and signify a command for yes. Conversely, when the user relaxes their mind or thinks of nothing, the app’s algorithm interprets this as a trough, and generates a negative command.

Stephen Hawking has expressed an interest, with the hope that in the future Mind RDR could give those with conditions like locked-in syndrome, severe multiple sclerosis or quadriplegia the opportunity to interact with the wider world through wearable technology like Google Glass.

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