This post is about a new wearable technology that will allow you skip a song with a single head nod. The technology is called “Neurocam” and it was developed by Kenji Yasuda at the National University of Singapore.
The technology consists of an EEG headset, a camera, and an accelerometer attached to a pair of sunglasses. When the user nods their head once while looking at something interesting, the camera takes a picture, and then when they nod their head again it takes another picture. The second picture is used as verification that they did indeed see something interesting.
How is this different from just using your phone to take pictures? Well, first off, you don’t have to pull out your phone to take pictures. Second, you don’t have to worry about dropping your phone. Third, it only takes pictures when you are looking at something interesting so you don’t have to worry about taking too many pictures or not enough pictures. And fourth, it can be used in situations where having your hands free is important (such as driving).
This technology has been around for awhile but now Kenji Yasuda has developed an app for it that allows users to share their photos on Twitter and Facebook.
The advancement in wearable technology has enabled us to do more with our bodies than ever before. For instance, now you can skip a song on your Spotify playlist with just a single head nod.
This feature is not been released by Spotify yet, but it certainly will soon. We already have the technology to make this possible. The only thing we need is a slight adjustment in the code of the app that makes it possible for your phone to detect your head movements.
In 2012, Google released a version of their Glasses which gave you the ability to take pictures and video of what you were seeing simply by nodding your head. This was done in tandem with the release of an app that allowed your phone to detect when you nodded your head and respond accordingly. We already have this technology, so it would not be difficult for Spotify to implement it into their app.
I also think this will be less distracting than pressing a button on your phone or using any other gesture to pause or skip a song. I mean, raising your arm could draw unwanted attention from others around you and pressing a button on your phone may require you to take it out of your pocket or purse and look at the screen while doing so. A quick nod would be fast, simple, and
The day is finally here. A wearable device has been developed that you can use to skip a song with a single head nod. It works by using an accelerometer and gyroscope to track your head movements, much like the devices that track your steps and activity levels.
“The technology will work when you’re listening to music on your headphones and make it easy for you to change songs,” said the developer of the technology, who chose to remain anonymous. “It’s pretty useful if you’re at the gym or running outside.”
The anonymous developer of the device also mentions that he has plans to create more features that are activated by a head nod, such as “turning off your alarm clock with a head nod” and “checking your email with a head nod.”
We are a society that is constantly evolving, and that includes our technology. It seems like every day there is a new gadget, gizmo, or app being released to the masses, promising to make our lives easier or more interesting. Now that is something I can get behind!
One of the greatest things about wearable technology is that the possibilities for the future are endless. Soon we will be able to do everything without even lifting a finger. Ok…maybe not everything, but you get my drift.
For example, what if you were listening to music on your phone while you were jogging and wanted to skip a song? Then you would have had to stop running, pull out your phone from your pocket, unlock it, find the song you are currently listening to on your playlist, and then press next in order to move on to the next song.
Well thanks to wearable technology this will be a problem of the past. You can now skip songs with just a nod!
Songza, a music streaming service owned by Google, has introduced a new feature that allows Songza listeners to skip ahead in their playlist with a single head nod. The innovative feature comes as part of the latest update to the free Songza iOS and Android apps.
Here’s how it works: when you’re listening to your playlist, simply tilt your head down and then back up. This gesture activates the Songza algorithm and advances your playlist ahead by one song.
The head-tilt gesture is detected by the accelerometer sensor in your phone or tablet, which measures changes in velocity. Songza engineers have worked hard over the last several weeks to optimize this sensor for speed, sensitivity, and accuracy so that you can seamlessly move through your songs without having to swipe or tap your screen.
Songza hopes this new feature will improve user experience for all music lovers and give them freedom from their devices.
“I’m always stuck at my desk at work, but I don’t always have time to pick up my phone or tablet,” said CEO Elias Roman, who announced the feature at a press event earlier today. “With this new technology, all I need is a head nod or two and I can skip ahead in my music.”
Wearable technology is the next big thing. It’s only a matter of time before Apple releases their iWatch or Google Glass 2.0. As wearable technology becomes more prevalent, it will have to adapt and fit in with our daily routines. In this blog, we’ll discuss a few ways wearable tech can be incorporated into our lives and what the future holds for wearables.
Imagine you’re driving in your car with your friend who is using his Android Wear watch to control the Pandora station. Suddenly, a new song comes on that you really don’t like. You glance over at your friend who is nonchalantly nodding his head to the beat; he doesn’t realize the song has changed. You reach over and press “skip” on his watch before he can stop you because you want to hear something else instead.
This scenario is just one example of how wearable tech may interact with our daily routine in the near future. As wearables become more popular, they will need to become transparent and blend into our lives seamlessly with little to no distraction from our day-to-day activities.
After the success of Google Glass, wearable technology is all the rage. A team from the University of California San Diego has developed a new way to use head movements to control portable electronics.
The device, called Nod, is a small circuit board and gyroscope that can be attached to a baseball cap, headset or pair of glasses. The user controls music or answers their phone by tilting their head in one direction or another.
The team wrote software that uses the gyroscope to track head movement and convert it into commands for the device. For example, nodding once triggers Spotify to play the next song in your queue; nodding twice skips forward two songs. Tilting your head up or down increases or lowers the volume.
The team also created an app for Android phones called NodPhone, which allows callers to answer incoming calls by simply nodding their heads twice.
Nod is currently only compatible with Android devices but the team hopes to add iOS functionality in future versions.