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MindRDR Is A Google #Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts | #cyborgs #throughmind

MindRDR Is A Google #Glass App You Control With Your Thoughts | #cyborgs #throughmind | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Google Glass has made a name for itself (somewhat infamously) as head-mounted hardware that you can control with your voice and a sliding finger. Now, a team..

Via Jean-Pierre Blanger
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MindRDR, as the app is called, links up Google Glass with another piece of head-mounted hardware, the Neurosky EEG biosensor, to create a communication loop.

 

The Neurosky biosensor picks up on brainwaves that correlate to your ability to focus. The app then translates these brainwaves into a meter reading that gets superimposed on the camera view in Google Glass. As you “focus” more with your mind, the meter goes up, and the app takes a photograph of what you are seeing in front of you.

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Wearable Technology as a Human Right | #googleGlass

Wearable Technology as a Human Right | #googleGlass | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
Hostility to the use of wearable computers and cameras threatens to limit their benefits, says Steve Mann.
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Let’s value people at least as much as we do merchandise and elevate the wearable computer to the level of a security camera. We never forbid cameras to protect five-cent candies. So let’s not forbid people to protect themselves with this same kind of technology. I have proposed legislation to protect the right of individuals to remember, computationally, what they experience.

 

As wearable computers and cameras become more widespread, we will certainly need to adopt new protocols and social attitudes toward the capture and sharing of visual information and other data. But these protocols should not include discrimination against users of these valuable assistive devices.

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The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality | #AR #cyborgs

The next big thing in tech: Augmented reality | #AR #cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it
The wearable revolution is heading beyond Google Glass, fitness tracking and health monitoring. The future is wearables that conjure up a digital layer in real space to 'augment' reality. Read this article by Dan Farber on CNET News.
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Augmented Reality past and future


"You need to have technology that is sufficiently comfortable and usable, and a set of potential adopters who would be comfortable wearing the technology," said Feiner at the gathering of the fledgling AR industry at the Augmented Reality Expo here Wednesday. "It would be like moving from big headphones to earbuds. When they are very small and comfortable, you don't feel weird, but cool." He added that glasses with a "sexy lump of bump" with electronics and display could also be cool to the early adopters, especially the younger generation that has grown up digital. However, he didn't have any prediction for when wearable computer would reach a mass market....

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Google Invents Micro Camera System for Future Contact Lenses | #Patents #AR #cyborgs

Google Invents Micro Camera System for Future Contact Lenses | #Patents #AR #cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it

Last month Google surprised the market with a new wearable Glass off-shoot project relating to future smart contact lenses. Our report that was titled "Google Takes their Glass Vision to Smart Contact Lenses," will now act as a sort of foundational report for this invention on an ongoing basis. Today's new patent revelations cover the integration of tiny cameras into their future smart contact lenses. The user will ...

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Being that this is a patent application, Google focuses on the ideas they have for future their smart contact lenses and skirts any possible health issues that may arise from wearing devices that are constantly sending and receiving wireless communications. They don't explain what materials the camera and other components will be made of to determine whether there's a risk for possible allergic reactions or if there are risks to the eye being scratched by the various components outlined in this invention.

 

Yet, to Google's credit, we see in other recent patent applications published by the US Patent Office that they have gone out of their way to demonstrate that their R&D teams have been exploring many ways to ensure that their product will be safe. Of course until it passes through the hoops of varying Governmental bodies it won't be as safe as it should be, but in the short term, Google is demonstrating that they've thought this project through from many angles including consumer safety that we'll be covering in upcoming reports throughout the coming week.

 

Google originally filed their patent application back in Q4 2012. The US Patent Office published this patent application earlier this month. Considering that this is a patent application, the timing of such a product to market is unknown at this time.

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#Diabète : Google teste des lentilles de contact intelligentes | #health #cyborgs

#Diabète : Google teste des lentilles de contact intelligentes | #health #cyborgs | Cyborgs_Transhumanism_NBIC | Scoop.it

Diabète : Google teste des lentilles de contact intelligentes Google poursuit son incursion sur le marché de la santé.


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« Nous sommes en train de tester des lentilles de contact intelligentes conçues pour mesurer le taux de glucose dans les larmes à l’aide d’une puce sans fil compacte et d’un capteur de glucose miniaturisé qui sont incorporés entre deux couches de matériau de la lentille de contact souple. Nous testons des prototypes qui peuvent générer une lecture une fois par seconde », ont indiqué les deux concepteurs du projet.

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