The BBC has developed a new way to control its iPlayer app. A mind-control headset was created by the BBC in partnership with This Place, a tech company. The headset reads brainwaves and is capable of selecting programs. Just by focusing, users can turn on and use a test version of the iPlayer app.
A trial of the headset included 10 BBC staff and all of them were able to launch the iPlayer app and begin viewing a program, all without clicking any buttons. Not everyone had an easy time controlling the app with their brainwaves.
Initially, this sort of technology could be used to improve the lives of those who have disabilities.