This hack day, Netflix just wanted to embrace your laziness and take it to a new level. A group of Netflix’s engineers just built a makeshift device that lets you browse their TV app with your brainwaves, instead of remote controls- just the “Stanger Things” style.
Named Mindflix, the gadget is a modified version of the muse band to control the site’s interface. The device has been touted as a ‘brain sensing’ device that can sense the brainwaves of anyone who is wearing it. Albeit being advertised as a way to train meditation and mindfulness, this modified gizmo can help the folks with innate ability to lose the remote control.
“Instead of implanting chips in our brain for Hack Day,” the video explains, “we decided to take this brain-reading headband to really put it to the test.”
Wait, there are more “Stranger Things”
Apart from Mindflix, the hack day projects also have a “Stranger Things” inspired sweater, which lets the users spell out the messages on the 26 soldered-on LED lights, a donation feature that lets you donate to charities after watching a documentary on Netflix. Also, the project includes a “Stranger Things” inspired Atari-like video game, aptly named “Stranger Games.”
The headband is currently a prototype, so like a lot of Netflix’s hack day products, it may never see the light of day. However, the concept is pretty cool and definitely something important for people afflicted by laziness. After all, why should Eleven have all the fun?