At one time, the mention of telepathy, or mental telepathy would conjure visions of either mystical psychics or science fiction, the likes of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock performing a Vulcan mind meld. The idea of transferring thought, tactile experiences, and visions between humans was a nice novelty for TV and cinema.
However, in the 21st century, we have come to realize that pretty much anything we imagine can be created. Whether we care or need to is irrelevant in lieu of having the power to create whatever we think up paired with the ability to think up stuff to create.
One such device that fits the aforementioned telepathic theme, is the Telepathy Jumper from Japanese company Telepathy Inc. Described as a wearable device that promises to change how people share experiences, Telepathy Jumper is an eyewear device that can be worn in front of the user’s eye or, for continued use, attached to eyeglasses or the head.
The device consists of three parts. First, is a module containing a high-resolution display, five-megapixel image sensor, microphone with noise-cancelling circuitry, and sensors. Next is the power unit employing a 1,000-mAh battery and Bluetooth remote control. And last is a flexible fitting to adapt to users’ wearing preferences and occasions.
A consumer version of Telepathy Jumper will come with two applications: Eye Connect and Talent Buzz. Eye Connect allows one click sharing of two or more users’ field of vision. Talent Buzz is a co-creation platform that allows users to share each other's knowledge, skills, and experiences during some activity. And it all runs on the Android OS.
Of note, Telepathy Japan Inc. selected QuickLogic’s ArcticLink 3 S2 sensor hub for Telepathy Jumper, based on the hub’s ability to deliver always-on, always-aware capabilities while consuming 150 µW of power. Bundled with the hub are QuickLogic’s SenseMe software algorithms.
Telepathy Jumper is now accepting registration for the developer version. The enterprise device is projected to launch in March and the consumer device is expected to go on sale this coming summer. For more details, visit the company’s website at http://www.telepathywear.com
For more information about the ArcticLink 3 S2 sensor hub and SenseMe software, contact the company via email at [email protected] and/or visit:
ArcticLink 3 S2: http://www.quicklogic.com/platforms/sensor-hub/al3s2
Concert pianist and comedic actor Victor Borge once opined that a person with one eye could see more than a person with two eyes. He reasoned that the person with one eye could see the other person’s two eyes, while the person with two eyes could only see the other person’s one eye. If he were here today, he might comment on this device by saying something like a hundred eyes can still only see the other person’s one eye. ~MD