Researchers at Italian design centre “Fabrica” have created accessories that would deceive neuroimaging devices by diverting thoughts using electric shocks and flashing lights. The devices consist of anti-NIS (neuroimaging surveillance) pieces to detect when surveillance technology linked to CCTV cameras is trying to read the wearer’s brainwaves. It would then focus their thoughts to something inconsequential to help maintain privacy.
Neuroimaging technology is currently being researched and developed to read and record the thoughts of the public, with the aim to detect ill intentions before they are carried out. However this raises issues of privacy, so Headgear tries to solve the problem using a range of wearable devices. The reading of our mind represents a new frontier of identity.