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Wearable Device That Reads Your Brainwaves and Automatically Takes Photos

By Hanssie on October 29th 2013

Neurocam-reads-brain-wavesTired of pressing a button to take a photo? Let your brain do the work for you.

In the wake of Google Glass (the wearable computer with voice activation that responds to commands such as, “take a photo,”), Neurocam has created a device uses it’s sensors to analyze your brainwaves and automatically start recording video when your brain shows an interest in something.

[REWIND: Street Photography With Google Glass]

Making it’s debut at Japan’s Human Sensing 2013 conference, this hands free device works with an iPhone strapped on the users head. Neurocam app will quantify your level of interest by measuring your brain’s activity based on a scale of 0-100. Once it exceeds 60, the device will begin recording. The camera uses prisms to record what is in your line of sight. These recordings are then turned into 5 second GIFs.

Besides the obvious awkward look of strapping an iPhone to the side of one’s head and my personal fear of frying all my brain cells with radioactivity, there’s also a slight paranoia of Big Brother brainwashing me using subliminal messages sent through the app. I think I may stick to the old fashioned way of clicking a button.

What do you think? Scary mind reading device, or ultra cool new invention that has huge possibilities? Let me know in the comments below.

(via @Gizmodo)

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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  1. Chris S

    A smaller device combined with wifi enabled dslr cameras could be pretty cool!

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    • Hanssie

      Yes, but I’d still have to wear that thing on my head #imtoovain

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  2. Emily Margaret

    Interesting idea! Not sure that would like walking around with an iPhone strapped to my head, though.

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