New developments in electroencephalography (EEG) devices have made it possible to remotely control a toy helicopter by simply thinking about it.
"As you focus your mind on something -- whether it be a math equation or the lyrics of a song -- your brain produces electric signals...The headset monitors those signals and converts them into flight commands..."
While concentrating your brain waves can only make the helicopter raise off a surface and descend back to it, the implications for such EEG technology are tremendous. And the fact that they are advanced enough to be available to consumers, in a toy, is pretty exciting. One version of the toy will allow users to customize what they want the console to control. Instead of the helicopter, for example, they can turn the TV on and off. They are pitching the product as an aid for improving concentration - whether it proves to do so or not, we hope to see more of this hands-free technology developed for industry use.
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