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Facebook for Google Glass Concept Adds Telekinesis to Wearable Device

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MindRDR lets users upload pictures to social media using only their thoughts

Simone Spilka
  • 17 july 2014

Walking down cobblestone pathways in a foreign city, a traveler thinks to preserve the image of the architecture forever. We stay attached to our cameras and iPhones because we’re afraid our minds aren’t powerful enough to capture the perfect memory to withstand time. This Place proves that our minds are highly capable – and so is technology.

MINRDR, a new app by the London-based team of developers, captures thoughts as brainwave activity and translates them into action. With a Google Glass accessory, a user can snap a photo and upload it to their digital networks simply by focusing on the content they want to share.

MindRDR operates with Google Glass and an additional piece of headware, the Neurosky EEG biosensor, to pick up brainwaves which gauge the mind’s ability to focus. The headset takes the device’s hands-free function one step further: as the user’s concentration increases, a horizontal lines moves upwards along the screen and snaps a photo of the sights within peripheral vision once it has reached a threshold. Further concentration will allow the user to upload the photo to social media.

 

The Facebook for Google Glass concept from designer Leonardo Zem envisions how a user might navigate the main features of the social network using MindRDR, including Timeline, Friends, Photo albums, and Notifications. The concept includes the voice commands and swiping functions of Google Glass, while the process would occur telekinetically.

The operations of This Place focus on utilizing the mind rather than high levels of dexteritiy to engage with our devices. The app has positive implications for those with handicaps such as severe multiple sclerosis or locked-in syndrome, which the team aims to address in their future building.

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The idea stemmed from Google Glass limitations: a feeling of discomfort speaking outloud to your device or manually tapping the glass for commands. Chloe Kirton, Creative Director of This Place, told TechCrunch that MindRDR has implications of a new kind of user interface that will force the industry to reimagine the user experience.

The company wanted to create something that anyone could use — given that anyone could afford the price tag of $89 for the Neurosky EEG head-mount to compliment their $1500 Google Glass accessory. The app itself, however, is free.

While the concept is still in its infancy (and not yet approved by Google), the progressive development in telekinesis has massive potential for the future of wearable technology.

MindRDR // This Place

[h/t] Tech Crunch

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