New Telekinetic app released for Google Glass
The world’s first telekinetic app was released today for Google Glass users, using which they can take pictures without even instructing the app to do so.
The app, dubbed MindRDR uses the brain waves of the person to perceive what they are commanding and takes pictures and videos. It also lets them post on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
London-based This Place has built this app and this could be a lot helpful especially for disabled people to use the wearable without having to operate it manually. The app incorporates a Neurosky EEG biosensor and interprets brain activity which will then be fed into Google Glass and trigger the desired action.
Users will have to concentrate on issuing the command and be in a relaxed state of mind to get it observe their commands properly. This Place Founder and CEO Dusan Hamlin said in a statement that the company has been trying to build an app that will use brainwave monitoring technology to operate Google Glass ever since it emerged.
“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 Hamlin.
“In the future, MindRDR could give those with conditions like locked-in syndrome, severe multiple sclerosis or quadriplegia the opportunity to interact with the wider world through wearable technology like Google Glass.”
Creative Direct Chloe Kirton said that even though the app only supports taking photos and sharing them online, there are vast possibilities for Google Glass telekinesis in future when further research and efforts are made.
The app has brought a positive approach towards Google Glass which has been seen with a skeptical eye since it was announced. However, there are still concerns about others’ privacy being breached by Google Glass users in public places.