Wish you could control your TV without TV remote? Now you can control it WITH YOUR MIND!

Wish you could control your TV without TV remote? Now you can control it WITH YOUR MIND!

Things, which were the stuff of science fiction a few decades ago, are real now! With a cheap headset that reads your brainwaves people can control their device with their minds!

Things, which were the stuff of science fiction a few decades ago, are real now! With a cheap headset that reads your brainwaves people can control their device with their minds!

BBC has teamed up with tech company This Place to develop the ‘mind-control’ TV headset, which was designed to work with an experimental version of the BBC’s iPlayer.

The participant of the experimental using of the device wears the headset

The participant of the experimental using of the device wears the headset

It became possible to turn on and operate the app by concentrating or relaxing the minds of users, who can choose either ‘meditation’ or ‘attention’ on that iPlayer.

During the first circle of trials, 10 members of the BBC staff tried to use the app and it was successful. However, for some of them it was easier to launch iPlayer and start viewing a programme with the help of the headset than for others, according to  Cyrus Saihan, the head of business development.

But, despite some difficulties all staff members successfully managed to work with the headset.

This new device could be really useful for those human people who have some disabilities and just cannot use the ordinary TV remote. Besides, using brainwaves to manipulate electronic gadgets is becoming more widespread.

Of course using the headset may seem to be little slower than the remote control, but future experiment will surely work that out.

Despite the fact that the new BBC’s device may sound like something unreal, such brainwaves controlling gadgets have been already demonstrated by the tech firm Tekever. It showed a drone that can be piloted using brainpower alone.

You can see how the new experimental headset for the iPlayer works here.

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