Samsung has begun testing mind-controlled tablets and smartphones as the next step toward freeing people from tapping on keyboards or screens. A lot of early research into mind-control has focused on helping the disabled, and the South Korean company’s efforts will similarly likely benefit disabled gadget users sooner than the average electronics consumer.
Early experiments have shown how people can use thoughts alone to launch an app, find and select a contact, choose to play songs from favorite playlists and power a tablet up or down, according to a story in MIT Technology Review. Samsung’s Emerging Technology Lab teamed up with Roozbeh Jafari, an electrical engineer at the University of Texas at Dallas, to carry out the research on a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. [Read More]
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