A new brain-computer interface developed by researchers at the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) lets users make calls by thinking of the number. The interface uses simple external electrodes placed in a headband. The processing is done on a mobile phone.
In a small scale test 7 out of 10 users where able to dial a given number without errors after the required training.
[ via technologyreview.com]
The act of mind reading is something usually reserved for science-fiction movies but researchers in America have used a technique, usually associated with identifying epilepsy, for the first time to show that a computer can listen to our thoughts.
In a new study, scientists from Washington University demonstrated that humans can control a cursor on a computer screen using words spoken out loud and in their head, holding huge applications for patients who may have lost their speech through brain injury or disabled patients with limited movement.