Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
The BBC’s Digital division has created a ‘Mind Control TV’ prototype for the VoD service iPlayer.
The prototype, made in collaboration with UK-based user experience studio This Place, allows users to open an experimental version of BBC iPlayer and select a TV programme to view, using nothing but their brainwaves.
“The electroencephalography (EEG) brainwave reading headset has one small sensor that rests on a user’s forehead and another on a clip that attaches to the ear,” explains a BBC blog. The first trial run saw 10 BBC staff members successfully try out the app.
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