Do or do not, there is no try. That’s what Samsung hopes to tell us in the future as they continue to develop a tablet that can be controlled simply with our brains, bringing us one step closer to our true jedi potentials.
Samsung has reportedly teamed up with Roozbeh Jafari, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas, in order to develop a tablet that can be controlled by simply using our brains. Researchers from Samsung’s Emerging Technologies Lab said that they want to develop ways for people with mobility impairments to interact with the world and that they want to, “broaden the ways in which all people can interact with devices.”
The technology uses a brain-computer interface that attaches to your head and uses electrodes to measure your brain activity in order to receive your inputs. Currently the researchers are able to show off users opening apps simply with the power of their minds. Different app logos flicker at different frequencies so that the tablet receives different brain activity depending on which one you’re looking at and so that it knows which app to open.
Samsung is still a far way off from having a fully functional product like this into the hands of consumers, but I for one am excited to see the company and Apple square off in ten or so years with their first truly hands free phones.