What is InC?InC is the Innovative Communication research Group at the IT University of Copenhagen. It focuses on
- design and development of interactive technologies in the contexts of prior and emerging cultures of information
- advanced and innovative communication trends
- historical and rhetorical methods of innovation
Frown and shoot first
We have been collaborating with a US company “Cyberlink”on the development of an EMG interface to our GazeTalk communication system. Much to our surprise we realized that clicking by small forehead muscle movements were in fact faster than (finger-)clicking the mouse button, presumably because the distance from the brain to the forehead is shorter than to the finger. Gamers would love this, we thought. And yes, this year at CEBIT the company OCZ presented their integration of the Cyberlink sensor with a game controller. This is great news since the cost of the EMG switch may now become significant reduced and it may become a widespread input device for disabled people.
Please notice, that the person in the video is *NOT* using a brain computer interface (BCI) but “just” a very reliable, fast and sensitive sensor of facial muscle activity (EMG).