Earlier, we just saw electroencephalograms (EEGs) are a reliable-enough indicator of individuality to substitute for a password (https://twyankeesfan.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/what-if-a-password-didnt-contain-words/) and now Samsung is cooking up a tablet you control with your thoughts after they launched eye scrolling technology on S4~
While EEG-monitoring electrodes have previously been used to help enable individuals with mobility issues to interact with electronics, Samsung is aiming to offer this sort of functionality to anyone who wants it.
We should emphasize that there are, as of yet, no plans to begin marketing these EEG skullcaps and that Samsung’s research is still in an embryonic stage. So far tests have been conducted on how well people can turn their tablets on and off, launch applications and navigate to specific songs in a music app.
There is also the hurdle of having to wear a specially designed bit of headgear so as to use your tablet, phone or what-have-you with “ease.” Still, there’s a lot of ground yet to be covered as far as Samsung’s research is concerned. Who’s to say that they won’t have solved that sort of problem before the tech reaches the market.
So, an era of thought controlled gadgets is coming?~