Phylter controls incoming notifications based on physiological sensing

With the accelerating emergence of wearable technology, users can expect the timely delivery of relevant information. However, with no way to filter and prioritize the incoming rush, the risk runs high of being overloaded and distracted by all relevant notifications.

Phylter, a new software project initiated by a group of computer scientists from Tufts University, monitors brain activity in an effort to screen out low-priority messages, such as texts or emails, when it senses that the mind is already occupied by a challenging or important situation.

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