The British are trying to go above and beyond the Google Glass with this one. Say hello to the “MindRDR,” a biosensor strapped to your head. The creepy part? This ominous gadget is controlled by your thoughts.
The biosensor’s manufacturer, This Place, describes MindRDRs as “mind-controlled wearables” inspired by the Google Glass. The technology involves interplay between Google Glass and Neurosky EEG biosensor. As implied by the name, the devices are mind readers.
“We wondered what it would be like if you could control Glass with your mind,” Creative Director Chloe Kirton told the Register. “The human interface is getting in the way because of the need to move you arms, which seemed restrictive to people who maybe didn’t have that opportunity.”
The MindRDR looks like something you’d see in a sci-fi movie. When the Register asked how This Place — a startup company — planned to make money off the biosensor, Kirton provided an interesting response.
“We didn’t start the project to make money,” Kirton told the Register. “For us, it’s just about standing among giants, being among greatness. One of things I find most exciting is just looking at people and realizing they look Borg-life. Our desire is to bypass that fear of putting tech close to our bodies.” (RELATED: ‘The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans, But Machines’ By 2045)