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Control your Apple iPhone with your brain waves

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Control your Apple iPhone with your brain waves
Imagine a world where the touchscreen is passe and smartphone owners use their brainwaves to navigate around the screen. Well, that future is here now thanks to a company named PLX Devices. The firm has developed the XWave brainwave detecting headset for mobile devices.

As PLX says on its web site, the headset "can sense and detect human brainwaves, interpret them and connect it to everyday technology." The device looks like the headsets that telephone operators used to wear and costs $100 and the company offers apps for iOS devices only for the current time. There are 4 apps available now-the basic set-up app, an app that will "upload your song list and sync your brainwaves with any song in your library",  a "Tug of Mind" app; and one for meditation. The company says that the headset is harmless because it listens to brainwaves and does not transmit any signal.

So what does the future hold for such technology? On its web site, PLX says that in the future, "you will be able to control and float objects in video games by simply thinking about it, or train your mind to focus and relax on command." Company founder and CEO Paul Lowchareonkul says, "The human brain is the most powerful, complex thing in the universe, and for the first time, we're able to harness its amazing power and connect it to everyday technology. With the development of 3rd party apps, the potential for innovation is limitless."

For more information on the XWave headset, check out the sourcelink.

source: PLXWave via CBSNEWS

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posted on 16 Jan 2011, 00:01 1

2. gomets15217 (Posts: 38; Member since: 13 Jul 2008)

Damn shes hot.

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 04:27

4. abert (unregistered)

people are lazy even to touch their phones now....

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 04:47

5. Shafeer (Posts: 79; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I prefer touching my phones screen.

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 10:06

6. queens yoga (unregistered)

Is this true? Can I really control my iphone through my brain?
queens yoga

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 12:07 1

7. Gawain (Posts: 426; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

I think stuff like this is pretty cool, but notice in the demo video that she doesn't actually do anything with the device, and you do in fact, have to touch the screen to get anything done. Not to mention the fact that you have to plug the device into your iPod/Pad/Phone...so, yeah, um...so what does this thing do again? ;-P

Either way, I think stuff like this will be ideal for some environments and if we see any real gains in 3D browsing environments, something like this could take off, but for now, it's a contraption you place on your head and clip to your ear and plug into your i-whatever and if you want to use head phones, go ahead and plug those in too...don't trip on the wires...

posted on 16 Jan 2011, 12:23

8. Bigpayne420 (unregistered)

I give it props for the whole brain wave thing but i will have to push the fail button on the fact that it needs a AAA battery, come on this device most likely cost my left leg being sawed off the least they can do is make it rechargeable.

posted on 17 Jan 2011, 08:57

9. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)

buy rechargable AAA's then. if that is too much effort for you congrats! you are the target consumer!

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 13:34

10. 1324657 (unregistered)

hey is there any app for iphone that replaces the "PROX PRO" app of android??

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