What if you could control your phone with only your brain? It’s not as far-fetched as it might seem. IBM and Xerox have released a new paper that outlines the development of brain-controlled devices. Users wear an Electroencephalogram (EEG) on their heads, which allows their brain waves to control functions on their iPhone like calling a contact. The system flashes the contact information of users on the display and reads the spike in brain waves when the intended contact flashes on the screen. The device has also been tested by having users attempt to write out Chinese language messages using only their brains. The peak accuracy of this test was 82%. It will still be a long time before we have a truly brain-operated device, but the technology is already advancing at an astonishing rate.
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