Design student creates tongue controlling computer device - All devices are controlled with your hands: computers, mobile phones, TV controls... There are even those that are unlocked with the fingerprint.
Technology is advancing a lot in this field. In fact, there has been talk for years about the possibility of using your smartphone with your eyes, with the aim that disabled people can also make use of these.
But what if you could control devices with your tongue?
TONG is a device that allows interaction with the tongue between a machine and a human. Placed inside the user's mouth challenges the person to lead him to center all the sense of touch in his mouth while giving an order, explain on the website Cirquids.
Design student creates tongue controlling computer device
The prototype consists of a kind of mouthpiece with a ball and a magnet, as well as a Wifi device that is placed behind the ear. The latter allows you to transfer the order to other connected machines, such as computers or game consoles.
Its creator, Dorothee Clasen, has also created a game for this device, based on the popular arcade game of the 1970s Pong, according to Futurism.
Clasen designed this device for his final master's work at the International School of Design in Cologne. He decided to investigate this because he realized that he interacts many times with his hands or with the fingerprint, but not with other body parts. Decided to focus on the mouth.
"I ride a horse as a hobby and I am fascinated by the communication between the rider and the mouth of the horse," the creator says in statements to Dezeen. "The human influences the horse's posture through the reins and, at the same time, has to rely on his sense of touch to check it."
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From now on, if you use Android, you'll know if a company is calling you and what it does for: Google announces its'verified calls' feature
Google has just announced verified calls, a new feature for Android phones. This is a feature with which technology aims to encourage trust and cybersecurity of many of its users.
Until now, when you received a call from an unknown number, there was no way to know who was trying to reach you. Users always fear that it is either a spam call or directly an attempt to scam or fraud.
With verified calls, which will be available in Spain soon, Google will allow the name and logo of companies that call their customers to appear on the screen of phones that receive an incoming call.
This is announced by the technology itself on its blog. The functionality will be available for now in Spain, Mexico, Brazil, India and the United States.
The functionality goes further: this feature will also allow companies to clarify the reason or intention of their call so that users know what to stick to when they pick up the phone.
For example, with verified calls you could receive a call from an unknown phone number and at the same time know that it is the airline, which is calling you to notify you of changes in your flight booking.
Or for example, a parcel delivery company, warning you that the delivery company is approaching your home.
This would prevent many users from avoiding taking off the phone for fear of being disturbed.
The functionality will be available, however, through Google's own app for making calls. When on your Android phone you are going to make a conventional call to another number, the instrument you use for this is another application.
An app with its own interface that will vary from the phone brand you use. For example, Xiaomi uses a layer on Android called MIUI, so its messaging apps (SMS) or calls are its own.
That doesn't stop you from downloading Messages, Google'S own SMS app, or Phone. The latter is not yet available for many devices, but verified calls will be available through it. You can download it from here.
Verified calls add to the functionality of Google'S SMS, its Messages app, which also allows you to receive verified SMS. In other words: know when an SMS you receive is launched by the original sender, and when it is a case of phising.
Phishing is one of the techniques most used by cybercriminals to try to access your banking data. These are usually scams consisting of sending an email or even a phone call posing as your bank's customer service. Via SMS or phone, they will send you a link to enter your credentials or to tell them by voice.
Actually what they are is cyber crooks trying to access your password to be able to subtract amounts from your bank.
Gal Vered, Google's Product Manager, says in a post published this week that the company has been testing the functionality of verified calls for a few months. "The first results indicate that it improves the ratio of answered calls."
At the beginning of the Year, for example, there was a recurring phone scam where cybercriminals call their victims by phone warning that they are from Microsoft's technical service, and that they have detected a problem where the user will have to access a link.
It's actually an attempt to distribute copies of a computer virus.
With verified calls on Android you can alleviate this problem.
Google has announced this new functionality the same day that it has begun to release the stable version of the new version of its operating system: Android 11. You can see here all the new features included in this new system.