Hawking, the best-selling author of A Brief History Of Time, who suffers with Motor Neurone disease, currently uses his computer to speak by twitching a muscle on his cheek. Each movement is then detected by an optical sensor mounted on his glasses, which allows him to choose letters and words on a computer screen.
He will now be working with a team from Intel to find a way to express himself after a deterioration in his health made it more difficult for him to operate his computer. Continue reading →
MindGames, iOS games developer, has released 28 Spoons Later, a new zombie game controlled by the player’s mind. 28 Spoons Later is an attention training game, which helps users learn vital skills while having fun.
The game is controlled by the player’s brainwaves via the PLX XWave headset, which is powered by NeuroSky‘s technology. In the game, the player is captured by a gentleman zombie, who wants a nice dish of brains for dinner. Luckily for the player, the zombie has perfect manners and won’t eat brains without a spoon. The player must try to stay alive as long as possible by bending the zombie’s spoons with his focus level.
Since 2006, IBM has published an annual end-of-year forecast called the “Five in Five,” a list of five technological innovations the company thinks will change the way people live and work in the next five years. This year’s forecast contains mind-reading mobile phones.