While we are still in the early years of neurotechnology, someday users will be able to learn and interact with their computers and mobile devices simply by thinking commands.
Steve Zurier, Owner of ZFeatures and seasoned author in the technology space, writes for EdTech Magazine, highlights research conducted by a team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego. Development is underway of a portable cerebral monitoring device and special software that allows users to harness brain waves to control computers. This could be monumental in the learning industry.
Tim Mullen, a Ph.D. graduate of the University of California, is developing the software and says, “These are the early days for neurotechnology, and there is yet much to discover.” Practical applications for the software could include learning apps for medical uses, neuroscientific and psychological therapies.
Is it possible that someday our brainwaves alone could control computer applications, including those we use in learning and medicine? One day, all students may be able to collectively think and solve problems in the classrooms of the future, manipulating special applications designed for the human brain. Workplaces would also be transformed into brain collaboration chambers where teams design and create together.
Mullen’s company, Qusp, the developer of NeuroScale software, enables the interpretation of real-time brain waves that connects to computers via a special headset. Mapping the brain and other physiological signals can interface with machines and learning apps. This is great news for those who struggle with physical limitations.