NeuroHeli: Flying buddy 2: The future of brain wave controlled toys.

Emotiv:AR Drone:wheel chair

Developed by research students at Zheijiang University in Hangzhou, China, the quad-rotor helicopter called the “Flying buddy 2” has certainly made a impression in this weeks blog’o’sphere. Continue reading

Gadget Geeks: Mind-Controlled Parachute

In the UK tonight 25th February 2012, Gadget Geeks, a Sky 1 HD TV series about… you guessed it… GADGETS, will be showing an episode where they design and test a mind-controlled parachute system. The programme shows on SKY 1 and SKY 1 HD at 7pm.

Check out the trailer at the bottom of this post.

The insert below i’ve pulled straight off the Gadgets Geeks page within the Sky 1 website. Continue reading

Chaotic Moon Labs’ Board of Imagination: Worlds first mind-controlled skateboard

Another brilliant innovation has just appeared on the web; Chaotic Moon Labs’ Board of Imagination, the worlds first mind-controlled skateboard.

I won’t go into much depth here as there are a couple of well written, detailed articles available on the web, I’ve posted links for these at the bottom of this post. If you want to skip all the boring stuff just watch the video below, it explains everything. Continue reading

Brain activity scanner app for smart phones

A smartphone powered EEG scanner with a 3D brain-activity modelling app could make life a lot easier for people with neurological problems.

The device and application can be used with any commercially available headset, the one in this video is the  Emotiv EPOC. Other headsets currently available are the NeuroSky Mindwave and Mindset headsets and the PLX headset. The PLX X-Wave headset is specifically for the iphone/ apple products and was developed using NeuroSky hardware.

For more information read the NewScientist article.

BrainDriver: Mind controlled cars of the future.

It has only been 2 years since the first mind controlled ‘board style’ game was released to the consumer market in the form of the Mattel mindflex, since then we’ve had mind controlled cats earsbikes and now the technology has progressed part of the way into the transport industry.

BrainDriver is a project put together by an Artificial Intelligence professor and his team at the University of Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin). The professor and his team have demonstrated and have the proof on video (see below), that you can control a car with your brain. The technology could be used for cruise control on open roads or even cross country, expending no more effort than that of basic thought.

The concept is being tested with BrainDriver, a mind-controlled car.  Before the driver begins, the car’s software is trained to identify brainwave patterns. This is accomplished by wearing the Emotiv neuro headset and performing a series of computer tasks like learning to move virtual objects. The recorded electromagnetic signals are associated with simple driving commands so that when the device is connected to the steering wheel, accelerator and brakes, the vehicle is able to recognize the different mental activities and respond accordingly.

For more information check out this article.