Computer Helps Users Multi-Task By Doing Work For Them
MIT's Brainput system measures brain activity and gives you a break when you've got lots to do.
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.