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[29 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | 2,488 views]

“Researchers in Japan have developed a brain-machine interface (BMI) system that allows for control of a wheelchair using thought.

The system processes brain thought patterns and can turn them into left, right and forward movements of the wheelchair with a delay as short as one-thousandth of a second. That’s a vast improvement over other systems that can take as long as several seconds to analyze and react to the user’s thoughts.”

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[17 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | 2,064 views]

“The “Star Wars”-themed game, The Force Trainer, comes with a headset that reads your brainwaves and wirelessly triggers a fan to blow a ball toward the top of a clear chamber.

The technology inside the game’s “Jedi Training Remote” is pretty basic, actually. The remote is a “dry” EEG-sensing device – a headset – that reads the beta-wave emissions from your brain. (Beta waves are associated with meditative states.) The harder you concentrate, the faster the game’s fan spins, and the higher the ball goes.”