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The 'Mimi Switch' Is The Ultimate in Hands-Free Remotes

By: Going Like Sixty - Published:   Updated: Jun 28 2011 • References: tech.blorge
This designer of new technology named Kazuhiro Taniguchi of Osaka University wants you to be able to control all your gadgets with a wink and a nod or a tongue. The new gadget looks like a normal set of ear buds, but by measuring movements in your face, it will send different signals to different devices.

Implications - This Mimi Switch is connected to a micro-computer that enables it to control your electric devices. The hands-free gadget is awesome because you can control practically any of your electronic devices without getting up. This item would be great for older people who have bad joints and can't manage a lot of moving around. The featured images show a woman using the device by sticking out her tongue.

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