Despite reports that the Google Glass is compatible with biosensor technology, Google made it clear they do not support British company This Place’s MindRDR. (RELATED: MindRDR: A Creepy Biosensor Strapped To Your Head)
“We have not reviewed, nor approved, the app so it won’t be available in the Glass app store,” a spokeswoman told the BBC.
The MindRDR, when hooked up to the Google Glass through an app, allows users to control the Glass with their thoughts. This Place’s creative director Chloe Kirton believes biosensor technology is capable of giving voice to those who otherwise could not communicate.
“In the future, MindRDR could give those with conditions like locked-in syndrome, severe multiple sclerosis or quadriplegia the opportunity to interact with the wider world through wearable technology,” Kirton told the BBC.
The Google spokeswoman concurred with Kirton, even thought Google Glass has not approved This Place’s biosensor extension.
“Of course, we are always interested in hearing about new applications of Glass and we’ve already seen some great research from a variety of medical fields from surgery to Parkinson’s,” the spokeswoman told the BBC.
Despite the fact Google tracks your search results and reads your email, Google insists it really doesn’t want to read your mind.(RELATED: Want A Search Engine That Doesn’t Track You? Try DuckDuckGo)