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Brain Computer Interface

Imagine navigating your computer mouse without your hands. Simply thinking, and having your computer respond. Perhaps you'd like to drive down the street and simply think about where you want to be, and your car would drive there. Would you like to use all your concentration and willpower to climb Mount Everest, yet never leave your home, let alone worrying about frostbite.

If so, then you may be interested in new brain computer interfaces. A group of European scientists are currently working on interfaces that work with electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment to track brain waves and interpret them in a way meaningful to a computer.

Persons with disabilities should be the first to benefit from this new technology. An article on the New Scientist magazine website describes how the first generation of this technology is being used. In its simplest form, an individual with quadriplegia uses the technology to navigate through a virtual environment.



Check out the entire article: Virtual world sharpens mind-control

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