This is fascinating and the video is well worth the watch. The computer can respond to facial expressions and more. The first image below shows a complicated proto type and the speaker explains of course why this would not work. The algorithm unmasks the cortex . Yes you heard correctly, we are back to the algorithms, life and research revolves around them.
When you watch the entire video someone in a wheelchair can potentially think of where they want it to go and a “smile” could mean stop.
The were able to develop a wireless device, no gel, a few minutes to put on so the user can walk around with it and the cost is a few hundred dollars so this looks to be affordable. The software works out of the box with preferences set up and established. A profile for the user needs to be created and and a short training takes place, effortlessly from the user in 8 seconds.
As users become more familiar more thought processes can be added and they can be mapped to any other program so imagine working on email or a Word document. This is so fascinating that it is almost spooky. I like the demonstration about opening and closing curtain in a room and turning lights off and on. Now if you had two people with different opinions this could be interesting one thinks on and the other thinks off. BD