July 7, 2009

Toyota's Wheelchair Runs on Brain Waves

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Toyota has developed a system that can drive a wheelchair with only brain waves. Working with Japanese researchers, the new technology takes only 125 milliseconds to go from brain to chair. The person in it dons a cap that reads signals, relayed to an EEG, analyzed on a computer program, then powers up the electric chair. The system allows for turning right or left but to stop one must puff into a detector placed on a cheek. Honda is also working on a system by using ASIMO, but neither will be available to consumers in the immediate future.

Via Physorg

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at July 7, 2009 9:06 PM
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