Mindwave: Mind Controlling
We’ve all thought about it at some time or another; the idea of being able to control electronic devices, toys or games with our minds. Well, we may not be as far off as you may think.
The NeuroSky MindWave headset is the first brainwave device designed for home use in the world. For the first time, EEG (Electroencephalography), a technology that has been a mainstay in the medical field for decades, has been made inexpensive and easy enough for anyone to use. The headset can read the electrical signals and brainwaves naturally emitted from the human brain. Unbelievably, this allows users with the headset to move objects, including 56 ton cranes among others. In fact, the Mindwave holds the record for the largest object moved using a brain-computer interface. David Westendorf, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for NeuroSky said, “Our goal is to make Brain-Computer Interface technology available to many industries. Breaking the Guinness World Record is a fantastic example of what can be achieved with our brainwave technology and some good old-fashioned creativity. We love to see people taking the MindWave and coming up with ideas that never would have occurred to us.”