Skip to comments.Headband could help brain communicate with computers
Posted on 03/04/2014 6:38:26 AM PST by shove_it
Sensor could spot fatigue and adjust duties in an unsafe situation, or help you learn faster
With hundreds of lives riding on every decision, the job of air traffic controller ranks near the top of almost any list of the worlds most stressful jobs. The stakes are so high that the Federal Aviation Administration has increased staffing and rest requirements in recent years to help keep controllers alert in the tower.
But imagine if a computer could know the precise moment an air traffic controller approaches mental overload, and reassign some of his responsibilities to a fresher colleague.
Technology in development at Tufts Universitys Human-Computer Interaction Lab could do just that. Computer scientist Robert Jacob and biomedical engineer Sergio Fantini are working on a headband to read brain activity, enabling a computer to determine whether the wearer is bored, fatigued, or sharp ...
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More useful would be a headband that could communicate common sense to Liberals. That might save the nation.
I set my clock for food on the stove. As many times as it's gone off, I still jump.
Tufts University student Sam Hincks is fitted with a headband that transmits light through the forehead and reads brain activity.
Any chance it could be used to help a guy know what women really want??
“Any chance it could be used to help a guy know what women really want??”
The problem here is that many women don’t know what they want. So, when they get what they asked for and aren’t satisfied it means that they did not ask for what they wanted. However, here’s my list.
They only want to cuddle, not have sex. But if you cuddle and don’t ask for sex something’s wrong with you.
They want the shiny thing, but it doesn’t bring the happiness they expected so they ask for a bigger one.
They want, above all, for you to know what they want without having to tell you. Only thusly can you demonstrate your love.
They want roses. If you buy them a rosebush they’ll burst into tears.
They want, above all, romance. So, after you get home from eight hours of grueling work and a one hour commute each way, you’d better bring roses, wine, and dinner theater tickets. (You can sluice down with the hose outside and change into your black tie tux in the gaqage.)
I think you gotta end up with air traffic controllers who are male only if you use this device. Imagine what the computer would have to sort through trying to understand the stress level with a female controller. “United 737 turn left to heading 197 .... I want to see that new movie I read about... what was the name.. I don’t remember.. American Airlines 456 descend to 15,000.... I need to get a Kohls 20% off discount card. United 345 descend to 18,000 ..... Can you believe that nail color she’s using?... Oh...I’m do for a pedicure... United 254... “
Whenever I would bring roses or a box of chocolates or any thoughtful thing, I would be accused of cheating on her (WHEN???)
I eventually stopped.
Then she complained bitterly that I didn't bring her flowers anymore!
The divorce was very expensive, and worth every penny...
A great summation.
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