While there are a variety of different types of physical disabilities, possibly one of the most frustrating things can be the difficulty in communicating. Sure, not all types of physical disabilities have this communication problem, but for those that do, it can be a real source of frustration. And that is not only for the person who has the disability, but also for family, friends and caretakers.
Can you imagine for a moment the helpless frustration experienced by a mother who cannot communicate with a disabled child who is in pain and cannot express to her what is causing that pain? It is truly a cruel situation that no one should ever have to experience or go through on a regular basis. Fortunately, there is a possibility that this type of situation may soon be a thing of the past.
What would you say if I told you that there have been recent developments in technology that might be able to allow those who are disabled and unable to communicate to actually be able to use their minds to communicate with friends, family and caretakers? The fact is that this has recently become a reality thanks to inventor and CEO of the innovative tech company Emotiv Lifesciences, Tan Le.
Le started with a simple idea. She just thought that it would be cool to be able to move things with her own mind. So, that was the goal that she set out with – to be able to move things with nothing more than the power of her mind. After working hard on that project, she was able to meet her goal with an innovative new headset that is groundbreaking for the disabilities community when it comes to those who cannot communicate with others as a result of their disabilities.
All of this amazingness is possible through a special headset created and designed by Le’s company. Now, if you have experience with headsets for things like call centers or shopping for the best 5.1 gamingheadset for your brother for Christmas, then you are kind of on the right track here. The difference is that this headset is mega advanced as it focuses on those electrical fluctuations that your brain makes and has when those neurons in your brain are firing and doing their thing.
This revolutionary new headset for the disabled, called Emotiv EPOC, functions by intercepting those various electrical brain fluctuations and then interpreting them to make sense of what the person is actually thinking. According to a recent Huffington Post article on the device, it can actually interpret more than just thoughts. The special headset can read your emotions, your expressions, your feelings and your thoughts as they are actually happening. The end result here is real time communication for people where such as thing has been next to impossible all these years.
In fact, this amazing new technology has already helped people who, for some reason or another, have been rendered unable to communicate with other people. The possibilities for the disabled community are endless with this device.