Category Archives: Redundant input

You must remember this…

And the iPad jumps into the world of brainwaved-powered operation. Currently used for osculatory goals, but other applications could be developed, either to allow people with little or no dexterity to run apps or to serve as a biofeedback trainer. … Continue reading

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Eye control by earphones

NTT DoCoMo has come up with prototype earphones that can detect eye movements — without a camera — and send commands to phones, media players, etc.  Your eye-rolling teen may just be doing homework.  If this gets commercialized, people with … Continue reading

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Gaze into the past

Eyegaze systems have been around for quite some time as a computer access strategy for people with ALS and other causes of near-total paralysis. Now it’s being used as a mainstream hack to operate an old-style Nintendo system, at least … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Hotel Call-lock-for-ya

Holiday Inn will soon be installing special room locks that open when you play a coded song for them from your smartphone.  Both the unlock tones and your room assignment will be sent to your phone automatically, so you can … Continue reading

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Eye candy

Eyegaze technology has long been a specialized input option for individuals with near-total paralysis, but it’s been expensive, cumbersome, and not always reliable. Now researchers at Dartmouth have come up with a promising mainstream–mainstream!!–eyegaze technology for the Nokia tablet. We’re … Continue reading

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The fib relation

New lie detector technology is being based on the enhanced blood flow to part of the prefrontal cortex that occurs when we prevaricate. With all the work going into “mind-reading” technology, it’s kind of fun to think about this same … Continue reading

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