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Scientists Develop Brain-Computer Interface for Cellphones
April 12, 2011 by Jolie O’Dell

Some of the most cutting-edge interfaces — technologies that even go beyond gestural interfaces like Microsoft’s Kinect –- might be much closer to implementation than you think.

In fact, a group of researchers in San Diego have developed a system that allows users to dial a phone number on a cellphone using only their thoughts. The method is surprisingly accurate and would be a huge advantage for people with disabilities or anyone who needs a more hands-free experience or who regularly performs tasks that require a high degree of mental focus.

The technology, which was developed by University of California, San Diego neuroscience researcher Tzyy-Ping Jung and colleagues, tracks electrical activity in the brain using a headband of electrodes and a Bluetooth device. Users of the system were shown digits from zero to nine flashing at slightly different speeds on a computer screen; the frequency of each digit was detected by the electrodes, allowing the Bluetooth device to “know” which numbers to dial.

In various trials, subjects with varying degrees of training showed between 70% and 85% accuracy when attempting to dial a 10-digit phone number.

Computer-brain interfaces have been around for a while; this is the first instance we’ve seen of a brain interface being applied to a mobile phone. Being able to make brain interfaces smaller, faster and cheaper might go a long way toward these novel technologies becoming more practical for everyday use for a mass audience.

Still, brain interfaces have a long way to go. In the comments, let us know what you think of Jung’s work. Can you imagine a use case or two for widespread use of a brain-cellphone interface? Call today for prompt affordable IT support, data recovery, and computer repair for home or office in Thousand Oaks.

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