Samsung working on brain control of your phone or tablet

Samsung working on brain control of your phone or tablet
This is the result of using technology for good and complements our recent story on using mind control with today's touchscreen devices. Samsung and the University of Texas are working on a system that would allow users to don a cap filled with EEG electrodes and with the use of an app, control the workings of a smartphone or tablet by using their brain. This would be a fantastic tool for those who have a handicap that does not allow them to use their fingers to control a touchscreen device. While there are already products on the market from NeuroSky and Emotiv Systems that use EEG signals to control inputs, they are used for gaming.

Samsung, together with Roozbeh Jafari, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas, are developing the system to allow users to select contacts, open apps and select a song from a list on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. The researchers discovered that by monitoring well-known brain activity patterns while showing visual patterns repetitively, people could open an app and make selections from a menu by concentrating on an icon blinking at a certain frequency.

The research is far from completed. Right now, it takes 45 minutes to set up the cap, and the electrodes still requires a sticky gel to apply. The current success rate is between 80% and 95% with a selection made every 5 seconds. The exciting thing is that the technology does work and is being refined. Eventually, those who otherwise could not use a touchscreen device will be able to still own and seamlessly use a smartphone or tablet.

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source: TechnologyReview via RedmondPie

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55 Comments

1. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

wow thats great! hopefully we experience it so soon on tab and phone.and hopefully if that time comes Samsung already comes up with a new and fresh design of thier phones and tabs!

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Apple already use this technology, but instead of controlling phones and tablets, Apple controls gullible and naive customers brains.

34. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Ha!Ha! Thats funny

36. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Perhaps Samsung copy your brain Lol.

37. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Actually this technology is now working...look at you, you've been controlled by Samsung.lol

47. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! I don't use Samsung products.

38. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Why on earth would someone red-arrow amats69 I have no idea. It seems some people can't get over it when their non-favourite company is innovating or doing special.

42. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Nah you dont know phone arena dude. This site is full of fanboys...actually I'm not a fan of Samsung because I don't like how they design there phones nowadays but I'd like the idea of this brain control..and I support Samsung on this

46. yudi.nemesis unregistered

naah its not samsung ideas Dartmouth College have done that with iphone in 2010 check this out :www.technologyreview.com/view/418258/mobile-phone-mind-control/

2. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

This is awesome. Whats next?!

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

This is actually pretty cool. The benefits of this will help people with disabilities all over the world. Great job Univ. of Texas and Samsung.

4. osmaankhaan unregistered

now thats innovation!!

25. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

too many haterz here......... or too many chutiay here.... y thumb down.... brain washed ppl....

39. pkiran1996

Posts: 166; Member since: Oct 22, 2011

Exactly! @osmaankhaan This is fanboyism on another level - what is wrong with PapaSmurf's statement? Samsung are innovating, these dislikers should get over it!

41. SleepingOz unregistered

2 words; butthurt haters.. But you know what they say; baseless hatred is all about jealousy, which is just confused admiration. =]

43. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

phone arena should remove dislike button....

45. yudi.nemesis unregistered

samsung are innovating are you serius??? someone else have done that with iphone in 2010 just check my comment #44 for more details

52. kclgphilsbsa

Posts: 765; Member since: Jan 21, 2013

Haha k fine.. yudi the inventor

54. yudi.nemesis unregistered

thanks ^_^

5. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

apple take notes of innovation from samsung.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Take notes? Right now they're preparing a patent application.

7. osmaankhaan unregistered

doing the only thing they can do..

18. tedkord

Posts: 17452; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I wonder which poster here signed himself up for 10 or so accounts.

10. nerdylish

Posts: 51; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Why do you guys involve Apple in every damn article?

11. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

because they like apple...............secretly.....LOL

12. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Very true

21. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple really has no class and their users are mostly gullible consumer that has no idea what and where technology has advanced. I bored with Apple iOS launcher since 2009.

32. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

so you mean you are a gullible consumer last 2009 downwards?

15. Droiddoes unregistered

This technology would not work on an appfail novelty. You need brainpower to make it work, so....

8. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Samsung should first try to perfect the eye tracking future before moving on to this brain,eye tracking is not working as we initially thought

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