Hitachi’s “brain machine interface,” which it showed an AP reporter in June, might soon allow a user to don a hat and turn an appliance on or off by merely thinking about doing so. Until now, such thought-controlled instructions could only be done by people with devices implanted.
It operates by monitoring slight changes in the brain’s blood flow and translates brain motion into electrical signals. Since 2005, Hitachi has sold a device that lets paralyzed patients communicate “yes” or “no” but now they’re anxiously trying to identify the many commercial applications for such as device.
Here’s an idea: Think ‘TV remote controls’! 🙂
Get more coverage on Sci-Tech Today including the description of how the AP reporter controlled a train with her thoughts.