BY: ZOE MELNYK
There are currently designs in circulation for a small adhesive sticker device that will monitor users’ brain functions and use the brain’s activity to access and utilize the devices around oneself. That’s right, we’re talking about telekinesis here.
Professor John Rogers from the University of Illinois led the study and engineering of electroencephalography, or EEG.
The device gathers information from the brain’s electrical activity while monitoring the voltage functions coming from the ionic current flows in the neurons of the user’s brain.
Basically, EEG records the signals that the brain is sending throughout the body.
Technically, there is already existing technology that can monitor the brain’s functions in this way. However, this technology demands wearing a very noticeable headset and does not function properly if the user is moving.
With the EEG system’s device, all the wearer has to do is apply the sticker-like product made of gold electrodes behind their ear and replace it approximately every two weeks.
The device will stay attached through any regular activity including sleeping, running, exercising and any other physical activity. The device only needs replacing when the dead skin around the ear builds up and causes the product to lose its grip.
The researchers original intention was to create the EEG device to help people detect health concerns early on, such as indicating signs of a seizure before it’s too late. However, with the accessibility of the product and the opportunity to apply it discreetly, scientists are considering broadening the use of said device.
Tests conducted for the EEG device show that while monitoring the brain, the device can actually adapt to the brain’s activity to operate surrounding technology accordingly.
Imagine waking up in the middle of the winter and not having to worry about getting up to start your car, because it’s already done.
The EEG device has the potential to read the brain’s activity, detect that the user is waking up, and start the car heater automatically without missing a beat.
Although the EEG system’s technology cannot match the precision of manually operating technology yet, this device could very well be widely used not only for daily convenience but also to potentially save lives by detecting severe health concerns.
The small adhesive sticker device that will monitor users’ brain functions and adapt to the brain’s activity to access and operate technological devices around oneself. That’s right, we’re talking about telekinesis.