By Anu Passary | Nov 07, 2012 12:23 PM EST
Wouldn't it be amazing if people were able to control electronic devices through our minds and not physical remotes? Samsung seems to agree and per reports, the company has patent applications that aim to make control of devices via thoughts a reality.
According to an Android Authority report, Website Patent Bolt "has spotted several Samsung patent applications that will provide ways for users to control their electronic devices by using their minds, with the help of a neural activity detector."
The report further states that the technology which is being developed by Samsung will be able to detect neural activities, "preferably" those such as EOG, EEG, and EMG, and convert the thoughts into action. This technology would enable users to operate a device hands-free.
"The electrical signals representative of the neural activity are transmitted via wired or wireless to the control unit. If a predetermined signal is sensed by a detecting device, the same EEG readings may be monitored," noted Patent Bolt. The site also averred that "if the concentration pattern is detected, the system is responsive to the signal and issue an instruction to take action to "open file", "close file", "copy file", "clicking", "paste", "delete", "space", or "inputting characteristics" etc. It should be noted that the state patterns of potential users may be monitored before the system is used.
Patent Bolt also reveals that Samsung has a patent application for a "mini projection module 230," which will let users control objects and the on-screen cursor by tracking the person's eye movement and not via a mouse or a touchpad. So how does this work? Patent Bolt notes that the mini projector will beam two LED lights into the user's pupils. It then detects the "backlight of the user's pupils to track the user's gaze that could control the cursor or objects on the display."
Additionally, the two patent applications from Samsung require the use of a Google Glass-like "head mechanism" which will provide a "see-through display visual effect."
Patent Bolt also averred that "According to Samsung, the invention could apply to a future cellular phone, PDA (personal digital assistant), smartphone, notebook, digital still camera, digital video camera, game players, medium player (MP3, MP4), GPS and the equivalent thereof."
If Samsung's developing technology bear fruition, users would have a completely new perspective on future technology. Google, it would seem, is in for some stiff competition.
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