The neural phone employs a headset that picks up brain signals from the scalp and streams the raw EEG signals to an iPhone. These neural signals are a response to photographs of contacts displayed on the phone. The device then calls the chosen contact without the user ever touching the phone.
The research team is spearheading new applications in health care, education, and social interactions where smartphone-sensing technology is the central systems component.
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