It might not be the most revolutionary news from CES 2013 but it is the first one that really concerns us. As part of its Smart TV range, Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Electronics showcased Brain Wave TV at CES, a device that interacts with viewers via NeuroSky’s brain-computer interface headset.
The Brain Wave TV has been developed in partnership with NeuroSky. Longtime readers of Neurogadget should all know by now that NeuroSky’s technology detects human brainwave patterns revealing a person’s mental state. The headset translates the monitored brainwaves into digital signals – that is what Haier’s television can recognize.
According to the manufacturer “the brain-controlled TV applications allow users to develop control over their concentration and relaxation abilities through entertainment applications.”
The Smart Control TV applications include hands-free control of your television and an assortment of specific concentration games designed to help children and adults practice their abilities to focus or relax.
Haier also announced eye-controlled, voice and gesture-control television technologies too, so you can make Kinect-like gestures to change the channel.