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Controlling Apps By Playing With Your Hair: Hairware

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We have seen plenty of smart wearable devices and connected gadgets that can control apps. Hairware takes it to a whole new level by allowing you to control apps by stroking your hair. Invented by Katia Vega, Hairware consists of conductive hair extensions to allow you to activate apps discreetly.

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Hairware: The conscious use of unconscious behaviors

As the above video shows, this technology can be used to record a conversation, send location, or even take a selfie. The possibilities are endless here. Hairware acts as a capacitive touch sensor that detects touch variations and uses machine learning algorithms to recognize user’s intention. What do you think? Are you impressed with this idea?

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