Control iPhone, iPad using your brain --Send single-word text messages and more with THIS DEVICE
The iPad registers Gorham's foot tapping as a finger tap when he thinks about tapping his foot. Using his Synchron Switch, Gorham is able to send single-word text messages from his iPad, reports Semafor.
New Delhi: Synchron, a New York-based company, has created a device called "Synchron Switch" that allows patients to control an iPhone or iPad using their brains. According to Semafor, an array of sensors known as a "Stentrode" is inserted into the top of the brain via a blood vessel. It is controlled wirelessly using the Synchron Switch from the patient`s chest.
"We`re excited about iOS and Apple products because they`re so ubiquitous, and this would be the first brain switch input into the device," Tom Oxley, Synchron`s co-founder and CEO was quoted as saying. With the Synchron Switch, Gorham`s thoughts are turned into action on the iPad. (Also Read: Twitter Blue Tick holders alert! Are you getting 'Twitter warning' mail? Don't share THESE details otherwise...)
The iPad registers Gorham`s foot tapping as a finger tap when he thinks about tapping his foot. Using his Synchron Switch, Gorham is able to send single-word text messages from his iPad, reports Semafor.
Synchron is also the first company to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to conduct clinical trials for a computer-brain implant. The company which has raised $70 million in venture and other funding, foots the cost of implanting and maintaining the device, it added.