Real-time control of wheelchairs with brain waves

Look ma no hands!

Sorry couldn´t resist that.
June 29th and wheelchairs can now be operated by the user´s brainwaves at 125 miliseconds, moments faster than what was currently available and a 95% accuracy rate. You´d want that, if you want to apply this in the future for handicapped people or the old and frail.
The chair can operate with simple directions in the forward, left and right directions.

This technology comes not long after a wheelchair was developed late last year in 2008 by the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, that operates by movements of the tongue via a magnet tracker. Video here.

The brainwave operated wheelchair was a joint project by Toyota , the Genesis Research Centre and the BSI-Tokyota Collaboration Centre.
More here.

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