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Dig­i­tal tat­too lets you con­trol devices with mind pow­er alone (New Scientist):

WHAT’S on your mind? For £79, any­one can buy a head­set that reads the elec­tri­cal activ­i­ty of their brain. It’s called an elec­troen­cephalo­gram, or EEG, and you can use it to con­trol devices with the pow­er of your mind. But there’s a draw­back: they don’t work when the wear­er is mov­ing and they look sil­ly, so no one wants to wear them.

The solu­tion could be a kind of EEG sys­tem that does away with the cum­ber­some elec­trodes, annoy­ing gels and wires of its pre­de­ces­sors, replac­ing them with a flex­i­ble elec­tron­ic skin that con­forms to the body. It promis­es to let us mon­i­tor our brains dis­creet­ly 24 hours a day, and can be worn con­tin­u­ous­ly for two weeks, stay­ing put whether you’re swim­ming, run­ning or sleeping…

Although Hid­den EEG can’t rival the pre­ci­sion of the key­board and mouse from your desk­top com­put­er, it is good for con­trol­ling sys­tems in a more pas­sive manner…it might start a cof­fee pot brew­ing in the morn­ing when your brain activ­i­ty implies you’re wak­ing up. Or, if the device reads that you’re in a high­ly focused state, it could tell your phone to silence any notifications.”

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