Using your brain as a joystick

The folks at Emotiv Systems have certainly brought us one step closer to using the Force.

Marco, the demo guinea pig, donned a headset with 15 or so sensors that recorded his facial muscle movements and monitored the electrical activity in his brain. He showed how he could concentrate so he could control objects in a virtual world, such as a simple block or a big stone.

The future is brain-based technology,” Do said. “The next generation of man-machine interface will not just be limited to physical control with a traditional joystick. We can use your conscious and non-conscious behavior and apply it across a wide variety of areas.”

I’m sold. Sign me up for one!

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