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Power of Thought Alone Can Make Things Move

Sun, 20th Aug 2000

Part of the show Biochemistry of Algae

A computer scientist in the US has come up with a way of making things happen merely by thinking them ! The invention, which could help thousands of disabled people, works by monitoring brain-waves. Volunteers were able to turn on lights, the stereo, television and answer the telephone in a virtual appartment, just by looking at the object that they wanted to activate. They could even bring a computer-simulated car to a halt on a screen just by thought alone.
Neuro-engineering - article about building interfaces between the brain and machines.


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