July 11, 2014 - 08:08 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Google Glass has received an app that allows wearers to control the device using only their mind, Digital Spy revealed.
MindRDR is a free open-source application that connects the NeuroSky EEG biosensor, which measures brainwaves, to the high-tech headset.
The biosensor chip is capable of translating signals from the human brain into digital power by filtering out background noise and electrical interference.
Using a combination of the MindRDR and the EEG biosensor, Google Glass owners can allegedly take photographs and share them over social networks simply by focusing and relaxing.
Wearers are given feedback on screen in the form of a horizontal line, which rises the more they concentrate and falls when they relax.
The headset captures a photograph when the line reaches the top of the display. Users can they choose whether to share or discard the image by moving the line to either the top or the foot of the screen.
"Google Glass is one of the world's most recognisable and popular pieces of wearable technology, but after getting our hands on it, the challenge of connecting it to brainwaves was one we could not resist," said Dusan Hamlin, founder and CEO of MindRDR developer This Place.
"Currently, users either have to touch it or use voice commands, which are restrictive for some social situations and for users with disabilities. All we could think was: how can we make the user's experience even better? We wanted to realise the true potential of Glass by allowing users to control it with their minds."
One potential application of MindRDR is helping those with conditions such as locked-in syndrome, multiple sclerosis and quadriplegia make use of wearable technology.