Stanford professor works with Stephen Hawking to develop iBrain device

By Shawn Knight · 12 replies
Jun 25, 2012
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  1. Stanford University professor Philip Low is developing a device that is intended to monitor brain waves from a human and convert them into letters, words and sentences. He has been testing what he calls the iBrain with world-renowned physicist Stephen…

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,997   +1,317

    Does anyone else think it will be awesome to watch everything that goes through your mind appear on paper?

    by all means it goes to people like Hawking first. but..its awesome.

    Im impressed.
  3. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    You would think that between a Stanford professor and Stephen Hawking, that they could come up with a better name than iBrain. Very cool concept though. I hope it works out.
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Next up, how to preserve a functioning brain and keep it alive. Again, test it on Hawking
  5. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,997   +1,317

    theyd probably come up with someone 57 syllables long that we are barely able to pronounce.
  6. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +131

    I kind of like FLǕGGȦ∂NKđ€ČHIŒβǾLʃÊN .
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    Robot body here I come.
  8. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Evangelist Posts: 925   +284

    Cool it would be but would I want it? HELL NO! I know what I think about and my thoughts would land me in jail or at least in a psychiatrists office :p
  9. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TS Booster Posts: 104   +14

  10. Ranger12

    Ranger12 TS Evangelist Posts: 621   +122

    Oh it has the letter "I" before it!? It must be good!

    This is Fallout: New Vegas/Crysis 2 irl!
  11. DanUK

    DanUK TS Booster Posts: 211   +9

    I really do hope they get this off the ground in time. It would be such a shame/waste if Hawking was reduced to a brilliant mind but with no way of communicating (and the benefits this would bring to thousands of other people goes without saying).
  12. war59312

    war59312 TS Booster Posts: 131   +11

    Yea I see Apple suing over the "I", real quick. ;)
  13. sweet now I can use pirate bay and down load it to my brain!

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