Computer Helps Users Multi-Task By Doing Work For Them

Computer Helps Users Multi-Task By Doing Work For Them
technology

MIT's Brainput system measures brain activity and gives you a break when you've got lots to do.

Emma Hutchings
  • 16 may 2012

Researchers from MIT, Indiana University and Tufts University have developed a system that lets the user offload tasks to a computer when they have lots to do. Brainput uses a portable brain monitoring technology called functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), which scans the users brain and can detect when they are multitasking. An adaptive interface then adjusts the user’s workload and helps them out.

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