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New hack lets you brain-control Google Glass

apps Updated: Jul 14, 2014 12:39 IST
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A new hack for the ingenious Google Glass enables users to control the device, and take pictures, just with brainwaves.

By combining the glasses with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, users now can click pictures without moving a single muscle and just by concentrating on subject, The BBC reported.

London-based start-up 'This Place' said the gadget could be beneficial in high-pressure hands-free situations - such as during surgery. It has released the MindRDR software for free in the hope that developers will adapt it for other uses, report said.

However, Google has made it very clear that it does not support the hack. A spokesperson said that Google Glass cannot read anyone's mind. We have not reviewed, nor approved, the app so it won't be available in the Glass app store.

The app works when one attaches an EEG headset to the Google Glass, the headset is used to measure when certain parts of the brain show a greater level of activity. In this case, the MindRDR software monitors when the wearer engages in high levels of concentration.

Within Google Glass's screen, a white horizontal line is shown and as a user concentrates, the white line rises up the screen. Once it reaches the top, a picture is taken using Glass's inbuilt camera.