Neurocam monitors brainwaves to take photos
A headset that tracks brain activity to take photos of whatever a person is interested in was demonstrated at the Human Sensing 2013 conference in Japan last week.
Developed by Professor Mitsukura of Keio University and the company Neurowear, the Neurocam is the world's first wearable camera system that automatically records what interests the wearer by monitoring the user's brainwaves.
The Neurocam includes a scanner, an iPhone dock and a prism that lets the camera film from the wearer's point of view. The Neurocam device uses electroencephalography, or EEG, sensors to scan the user's brainwaves and assigns a value to the brainwaves on a scale of one to 100. When the value reaches 60, interest is detected and the device records a five-second GIF animation with the iPhone's camera. The clips are saved with timestamp and location information. Users can also use "manual mode" to manually activate the camera.
Neurowear, hopes it can develop a smaller, more fashionable version and add more functions such as overlay filters and visual effects based on emotions.
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