With a skullcap on his head connected to a computer and electrodes, Bernardo Dal Seno moved around in a wheelchair using only his mind, claimed researchers from Italy.
According to the researchers, the wheelchair will respond to signals sent from the brain and move to rooms based on the programming.
To operate the wheelchair, its occupant concentrates on a specific room they want to go to on a screen; the wheelchair then travels to the focused-upon destination.
Professor Matteo Matteucci said that the technology is not based on reading minds but on reading a “brain signal.”
At this time, the chair should only cost about 10% more than a typical electric wheelchair.
Milan Lab Creates Transport Controlled by Brain Signals
Geebee Micro — March 7, 2009 — Art & Design