Siri hack lets you mind-control your iPhone 4S (with video)

“Some hobbyist hackers have rigged up an iPhone 4S to collect brain wave patterns from some simple ECG pads, translate them into synthesized speech, which is in turn pumped through the 3.5 mm headphone jack, and recognized by Siri as a usable command,” Simon Sage reports for IntoMobile.

“All you have to do is think your command, and your iPhone 4S will hop to it,” Sage reports. “So far, the guys at Project Black Mirror have been able to link 25 brain wave patterns to specific Siri commands.”

Sage reports, “Of course, right now the project is a bulky Arduino test board hooked up to a Macbook, which also occupies the headphone jack, and makes the user look like he belongs in Clockwork Orange, but these guys are putting up a Kickstarter page shortly to get funding and turn this thing into a real product.”

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24 Comments

  1. Um… excuse me. I’m no doctor, but aren’t these EEG (electroencephalogram) pads used for brain activity monitoring, not ECG (electrocardiogram) pads used for heart monitoring?

  2. though technically possible, I don’t believe these folks have the skills to do it

    I think it is fake and audio is piped in and unrelated to what he is thinking

  3. Boiled down to its essentials, I believe the long-range mission of Apple Inc. is to integrate (or saturate) computing power into the lives of people, chiefly by offering devices of maximum utility, with a ‘natural’ interface between user and computer.

    If this is correct, then enabling a user to command a computer through his/her thoughts represents Apple’s ultimate interface metaphor — its final destination, which may take a generation to attain.

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