In coming future, operating smartphones and tablet by touch-screen technology might be outdated and could be possibly replaced by a new technology that would allow to operate your smartphone or tablet by the power of brain. Samsung and University of Texas together is reportedly developing alleged technology that would enable users to perform various stuffs like checking e-mails, listening music, playing videos and lot more that they do in smartphone/tablet, by using their brains. This brain-controlled technology may be a great boon for physically handicapped people around the world who are not able to operate the devices by using their fingers.

Mind-controlled Tablet

Mind-controlled Tablet

The company in association with Roozbeh Jafari, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the University of Texas, has discovered that it’s quite possible to control the working of smartphone/tablet by using well-known brain activity pattern that allows people to open an app and make selections from a menu by concentrating on an icon blinking at a certain frequency. Until now the user needs to wear an EEG cap which takes electrical activity from the brain and translates that into on-screen interactions, with a success rate of between 80 and 95%, but now the researcher is looking forward to make the required cap less intrusive so that it can be worn all the time with comfort.


However Samsung’s this finding is nothing new. Many companies and several learning institutes have been already involved in the development of such kind of devices from long time, but now with the involvement of the company like Samsung and University of Texas, there’s a real possibility of something eminently usable being created at the end of it all.

Source: TechnologyReview