Last week I wrote about the medical device technology I think will advance in 2013. Two of those areas are flexible electronics and controlling devices with our thoughts. Well, how about combining those two ideas?
Business Insider reports on just this scenario.
Work is being done by MC10 and by NorthwesternUniversity and University of Illinois – Champaign, and also by University of California – San Diego on flexible electronics in the form of adhesive stamps or tattoos. It is postulated that these electronic tattoos could be afixed to a person’s forehead or temple and sensors within the electronics could detect variation in brain wave patterns that could be translated so that a device or computer could be controlled just by thinking. The article also postulates that this technology will allow non-verbal communication.
I’m not sure where all of this is heading, but it certainly is fascinating to contemplate.