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Look mum, no hands! — Brain controlled JavaScript – Charlie Gerard – JSConf EU 2018

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A typical interaction with a device or interface involves touching it. Either you’re pressing buttons on a controller, swiping on a touchscreen or clicking on your laptop’s trackpad. But what if you could control things without the use of your hands? What if you could use… your thoughts?

I have been tinkering with a brain sensor and developed an open source JavaScript framework for it to allow me (or anyone else) to control interfaces or robots using facial expressions and mental commands.

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  1. Justin Cook
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    I love the energy in this talk. So much awesome support!

    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Amazing and exciting stuff!!!

  3. Sander Deryckere
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    You don't have to take out your phone… But wearing such an octopus is super handy

  4. Leonardo Araoz
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39


  5. ShadowLight747
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    You know what this means boys, ARMMORPG is coming !!!
    SAO im going to see ya in a decade :*

  6. Santhosh Velaga
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    this is very very cool – lots of possible applications for neurologists to use this with patients

  7. Nelson Vargas
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    the future is now.

  8. Blight
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    17:36 "If you want to build a controlled car, you might not want to use this."
    Looks at Michael Reeves.

  9. Filip
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    May the force be with you

  10. japrogramer
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Where can I buy this thing ?

  11. SweetDreams
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Whoever disliked this has no respect for this incredible woman which is being herself and trying to do something innovative.

  12. Otto
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    looks exciting, with time it will work great

  13. Monoo Mankar
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Now that's interesting!

  14. alvaro lordelo
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Is that open-source?

  15. Vini Grae
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    This is going to be amazing for the Vr world..no need for controllers!

  16. Ethereal
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    This video brings so many future possibilities to translating thoughts into coding lines. Really good vid. Thanks.

  17. darknessblade
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    maybe a idea that you can develop.
    use such scanner on a daily base, that it reads all your motions of your arms.
    repeat the same thing every day (as close as possible)

    then have a electronic hand/robot arm, link it to the script and try moving it with your mind.

    if it works you have a robot arm that could be used for people who do not have a arm/hands

  18. Sanjay .S Kumar
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    5:14 but it's not vegan lol

  19. Pika
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    SAO, here we come! 😀

  20. Dipanshu Nagar
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    How can I join that slack channel? It says I need an invite.

  21. wcyee26
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    professor X starter kit !!!

  22. Aries Abao
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Its still awesome tho waiting for future release or any open source for this.

  23. CCRob720
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    This is a cool idea.

  24. Nguyen Ngoc Kien
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    This is where the neural network is best to tailor the number to get the control right

  25. John Balvin
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    where can I buy that?

  26. Snozlo - StephaneAG
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Congrats & kudos for the nice talk !
    Especially for the "useless ain't worthless" quote -> indeed more than true ( even more combined with our friend serendipity to end up with too many open tabs & windows .. 😉 )

    On the "chip implant side", you HAVE to check "memory transfer between snails" through RNA injection ( aside from electrocuting some of them, the subject of study is awesome & could lead to better understandings of how memory is "encoded" & "stored" by nature* ( for simple organisms ), and I'm pretty sure it'll be interesting for you to digg ( & then go on building artistic hack on that 🙂 )

    *not by some researchers having fun makin "nanoscale gifs" 😉

    For any reader interested, you DO have to train the facial expressions as well for some individuals ( as I ): it seems on this subject too, "we all have nearly the same wires but they're not wired the same way"

    Last but not least, as said on Github/by mail the last time we talked, I plan to update the epocutils lib that handles "raw" data & init a pull request once done so, maybe with a little nodejs wrapper up-to-date on the nan & cie stuff 🙂

    > also, thanks for the mention on Github: it's always nice to be credited ;p

    Keep up the good work ++

  27. Ujjwal Jung Thapa
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Great to watch the presentation. Inspiring and exciting about where tech can be going.

  28. Saurabh Rana
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    This is so exciting. I don't care if the demo does not work sometimes because as a developer myself I know things just does not work when you try to show it to someone. What matters is the idea and progress she has made so far.

  29. Ris yandi
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Nice topic 🙂

  30. Akhyar Maulana
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    well.. you need to open source it, we can build it together. brain control stuff is future 😀

  31. José Tobias
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    A M A Z I N G

  32. Jahil Khalfe
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    13:30 engage Jedi mode

  33. Sean Stephen
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Very engaging and entertaining speaker. Opening up immense possibilities for the future. Good job.

  34. Some Dude
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Javascript for the brain?
    Has science gone too far?

  35. Nick Kartha
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    21:56 AlterEgo sounds awesome.

  36. Uli Troyo
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    What an endearing demo!

  37. Kaizen Media
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Would the effect of the dopamine/adrenaline surging on stage casue an interference? It makes sense to me on the neural activity level?

  38. A K
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Abosultely fantastiiiccc. Thank you for shariiing

  39. Johny ; Five
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    Extremely exciting Charlie!

  40. David Ngugi
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39

    SixthSense demo was one of the best demos I have ever seen. Awesome stuff

  41. Cruz Schatz
    May 8, 2019 at 17:39


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