Latest in Eeg

Image credit:

Control Google Glass with your mind... and a second headset

Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Up until now, you can only navigate Google Glass by touching or talking to it, but London-based firm This Place just made it possible to control the device using something else: your brainwaves. The company just released an open source application called MindRDR that gives you something akin to very, very limited telekinetic abilities -- so long as you have both Google Glass and Neurosky's EEG biosensor headset. See, MindRDR serves as the bridge that connects the two, translating the brain activity from the EEG biosensor into executable commands for the high-tech eyewear. At the moment, the software can only take pictures and upload them to either Facebook or Twitter, but This Place released the app for free on GitHub in hopes that other developers will use it for more advanced projects.

MindRDR shows up as a thin white line on Glass's screen, which moves upwards the more the user concentrates. Once that line reaches the very top, it snaps a picture of whatever you want -- you simply need to repeat the process to upload the image to a social network. In the future, though, its creators believe that the app could be a huge help to people who can't move on their own. These include quadriplegics, those with multiple sclerosis, and especially those suffering from locked-in syndrome.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The first big 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch has arrived

The first big 'Cyberpunk 2077' patch has arrived

View
Put Bernie Sanders almost anywhere with this Google Street View app

Put Bernie Sanders almost anywhere with this Google Street View app

View
The Morning After: The Galaxy S21 reviews are in

The Morning After: The Galaxy S21 reviews are in

View
President Biden appoints 'world-class' cybersecurity team in wake of hacks

President Biden appoints 'world-class' cybersecurity team in wake of hacks

View
Microsoft increases Xbox Live Gold prices for new members | Engadget

Microsoft increases Xbox Live Gold prices for new members | Engadget

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr