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Samsung is developing a brain-controlled TV


Posted on Tuesday, 13 November, 2018 | Comment icon 9 comments

Imagine controlling a television with your thoughts. Image Credit: YouTube / Samsung Schweiz
It may soon be possible to do away with the remote altogether and change channels using only your mind.
The ambitious endeavour, which has been named 'Project Pontis', has the ultimate goal of providing a way for people with disabilities to operate a television without the need for physical controls.

Samsung has partnered with scientists in Switzerland to develop the system which monitors the user's brain waves and eye movements and interprets them to determine when to change channels.

A prototype of the technology was showcased at a convention in San Francisco last week.

"How can we provide accessibility to people who cannot move or who have extreme limitations on their movements," said senior scientist Ricardo Chavarriaga.

"We're making tech that is more complex, that is more intelligent, but we should not forget this tech is being made to interface with humans."

Exactly when this technology will make its way in to consumer products however remains unclear.


Source: BGR.com | Comments (9)

Tags: Samsung, Mind, Brain

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by oldrover on 13 November, 2018, 16:47
Good luck with that Samsung. If it's anything like your predictive text/spell check fiasco it'll be quicker to walk across the room and a press a button. Even if you live at Versailles. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by sci-nerd on 13 November, 2018, 17:03
Wearing a funny hat to watch TV? Ya that's gonna be a hit!
Comment icon #3 Posted by seanjo on 13 November, 2018, 18:03
So it's going to switch to pornography every five minutes?
Comment icon #4 Posted by sci-nerd on 13 November, 2018, 18:17
Five minutes?! Are you really that slow upstairs?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Jen5 on 13 November, 2018, 18:22
It'll take arguing over the remote to a whole new level.
Comment icon #6 Posted by seanjo on 13 November, 2018, 18:23
I'm old, back in the day it would be every 30 seconds!
Comment icon #7 Posted by sci-nerd on 13 November, 2018, 18:25
I'm getting there. Now it's like two or three minutes 
Comment icon #8 Posted by aztek on 13 November, 2018, 19:19
what else will it do? analyze your brain, and send data to nsa servers?
Comment icon #9 Posted by Sir Smoke aLot on 13 November, 2018, 21:03
Where do them implant diodes go? Inside the brain or between the brain and the skull? If that's not the case telepathy must be a thing


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