In the future, you would be able to perform things just by thinking about it. Such technologies would read your Brain waves to empower systems that could translate into instructions. If you think that this technology is far off in the future, let me prove you wrong, the technology exists today.
Tan Le, head of Emotive systems, demonstrates the next generation of computer human interface that promises to allow direct mental control of computers by people. This innovative and astonishing headset computer interface reads its user’s EEG brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even electronics with only concentrated thought.
The application learns about individual Human brains. The sosftware needs initial training to estimate specific person’s brain waves intensity, pitch.
Watch the video to get a deeper insight:
Video Highlights: User pulls a virtual object (~4:55) and even make that object disappear (~6:45) using monitored brain activity. In both these cases EPOC only had a single point of reference from which to base the commands. Clearly the learning algorithm of the system is fairly capable. Eventually, commercial BCIs like EPOC may enjoy a wide range of applications. Le highlights a few in the video below, including video games (8:20), automated machines (8:50), and wheelchairs (9:30).
Available as low as $300, EPOC is one of the least expensive brain computer interfaces you can find on the market. Watch the Emotiv headset in action during Le’s TED Talk in the video below. She reveals parts of the UI and capabilities of the device that you haven’t seen anywhere else.
Calling the EPOC a brain computer interface is a little bit generous. With only 14 channels, it’s a fairly simple version of EEG.
Aren’t we already into the Future? Intel wants to put chip in every brain by 2020.