BBC is developing cheap, brainwave reading remote control for iPlayer




The British state broadcaster BBC has partnered with technology This Place developed a way to select programs on the BBC iPlayer through the use of a headset that measures brain waves.

bbc iplayer The headset works with an experimental version of the iPlayer, the on-demand platform of broadcasting. It writes the BBC on its website. Users can operate the app by focusing their thoughts or just by letting unwind.

It is an internal prototype for the makers of broadcasting, technicians and other users give you an idea how the technology could be used in the future. Were ten staff members of the BBC try the app in the first test; they could start the iPlayer programs via the headset.

According to the head of the development department of the BBC some could perform it much easier than others, but “ultimately everyone could operate the app. The technology can be used for people with different disabilities who can not operate a normal remote control, keyboard or mouse, yet leave their TV operations.

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