Control your phone by stroking your hair. It's a technology invented by Katia Vega of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, who explains: "we add new functionalities to hair extensions, turning them into a seamless device that recognizes auto-contact behaviors concealed to outside observers."

This is obviously a technology invented by someone who has lots of hair. Useless for us hairless types. Though she does say she has plans for a way of controlling apps by stroking your beard.

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 01, 2015
     Category: Inventions | Telephones | Hair and Hairstyling

I guess here's the place and time that I make some off color remark about how I get all electrofied when some of my hairs are stroked too but, I'll forgo that today in honor of the local May Day celebrations.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/01/15 at 08:56 AM
I was a bit skeptical at first, but the ability to turn on the audio / video recording feature without handling ones phone is intriguing. Sort of like out of a spy story.
Posted by KDP on 05/01/15 at 10:08 AM
I'm still waiting for the real-air-guitar proposed in the 1990s -- the movement of micro-RFD chips in fake fingernails is tracked by circuitry hidden in a belt buckle, said info being transmitted to a synthesizer so moving your fingers results in notes coming from an amp.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/01/15 at 04:24 PM
According to this story, there are people who get implants to control their environment.
Posted by ges on 05/01/15 at 05:40 PM
So forget yourself and brush your hair back and buy stuff or send a wrong text to your boss or mom. No thanks.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 05/01/15 at 10:49 PM
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