Brain-wave analyzing Neurocam only records if you're interested
Smartphones have already simplified the task of taking high quality, quickly shareable pictures in a convenient package, but sadly, you still have to press a button to take a picture.
Now, hands-free loving Japanese folk have come up with a wearable, headset like contraption called the Neurocam that analyzes brain waves to take pictures and video for you.
Using a proprietary brain-wave quantifying algorithm similar to those used in the Necomimi cat ears, the Neurocam only captures things that seem to interest you. By measuring the wearer's interest level from a scale of 1-100, all shown in real-time on an attached iPhone, Neurocam's bio-sensors start to kick into high gear at a score of 60.
The high score numeral then turns red on the phone screen and activates the iPhone camera to record a five-second gif of the subject automatically. The gifs are then stored in your iPhone's camera roll. It's probably not a good idea to wear the camera during speed dating or shopping though — you'd probably end up with way too many unnecessary gifs. Not to mention, you'll look ridiculous.
Neurocam is currently just a prototype, though the creators aim to link their emotion-based software with a variety of devices and services. For example, wearing the Neurocam during shopping might actually prove to be a useful tool to retailers in gauging consumer interest for future products. Neurocam is also GPS-enabled, so urban development may benefit from measuring visitor interest in a certain area.