Now, an iPhone app that can read minds!
A state-of-the-art sensor within the device can then read the user''s brainwaves through the skull, converting them into digital signals before displaying them in various colours on the iPhone screen.india Updated: Jan 14, 2011 20:35 IST
Experts have come up with a new application for the iPhone that has the ability to read minds. The XWave enables users to control on-screen objects with their minds as well as train their brains to control attention spans and relaxation levels. It works via a headset strapped around the user''s forehead, plugging into the iPhone jack.
A state-of-the-art sensor within the device can then read the user''s brainwaves through the skull, converting them into digital signals before displaying them in various colours on the iPhone screen.And as the mind focuses on a particular task the graphics change, indicating the user''s level of concentration or relaxation.
The device is the latest in the field of emerging mind-controlled games and devices.
Innovations giant PLX Devices developed the high-tech sensor using technology that has for years been used by doctors to treat epilepsy and seizures in patients.
However, PLX Devices founder and CEO Paul Lowchareonkul said it was a matter of time before such contraptions entered the mainstream. “The human brain is the most powerful, complex thing in the universe, and for the first time, we''re able to harness its amazing power and connect it to everyday technology. With the development of 3rd party apps, the potential for innovation is limitless,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying.