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01-30-2010, 05:27 AM
A Device That Lets You Type With Your Mind (http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/2fBq8d/www.disinfo.com/2010/01/japanese-scientists-create-elastic-water/) :)
So the keyboard, mouse and joystick will soon be out of date. <<< I'm just joking here:-D
Non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI-NI) systems have been around for some time, including several commercial systems. One of the first that I got to use about ten years ago consisted of a fingertip sensor that read neural messages to the finger, allowing for replacement of a mouse. Newer systems use EEG-based sensors in a cap worn by the operator to allow for more complex control of the computer system.
OCZ Technology | Products | OCZ Peripherals | nia - Neural Impulse Actuator (http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/ocz_peripherals/nia-neural_impulse_actuator)
Emotiv - Brain Computer Interface Technology (http://emotiv.com/)
NeuroSky - Experience the MindSet (http://www.neurosky.com/)
02-01-2010, 11:23 AM
I t is reported, I believe, that such methods are very unreliable. As may be seen in the video OCZ nia Signal Level and AC-DC Interference (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOSPTpc63E)
On some users these method can also that a very high degree of focussing the mind on things.
Actual implants, (scary), may overcome a lot of issues.
There is a certain amount of loss of fidelity, especially with EEG-based systems. However, depending on the type of control, an EEG system may provide more than enough information. For simple controls, however, accessing direct nerve signals such as those being sent to a finger can be used to gain very specific brain input, with little training. It seems that the brain can be taught to use an existing neural pathway to send additional data, the same way a phone line can be used to also carry a digital signal for DSL. In addition to normal commands to the finger, the brain can be taught to transmit some additional data to be read by the computer interface device and used in controlling the computer. Of course, this higher fidelity comes at the cost of less available data. The brain can only send so much information to be picked up.
02-01-2010, 04:05 PM
Good, and very interesting, feedback, thank you :)
One day they may revese this idea, implants already are said to be able to control epilepsy (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&rlz=1T4GGLL_en-GBGB355GB355&q=epilepsy+implants&meta=&aq=f&oq=) and depression (http://www.faqs.org/abstracts/News-opinion-and-commentary/Implant-Device-For-Depression-Nears-Approval-Cancer-Drug-Makers-Delay-Quest-for-Approval-in-US.html): that is control the brain.
02-02-2010, 02:00 AM
I don't get how you get from water-jelly to a new keyboard. Am I the only one confused by the concept?
02-04-2010, 04:17 PM
No i am actually very confused as well
04-03-2010, 11:45 AM
I`ve recently written an article about this on my website..
It is a good concept, but I don`t think it is for every day use...maybe it will be useful in medicine and these sort of things
04-10-2010, 11:37 PM
I think this is not a feasible device. Even if there is a device like this, I am not going to use this because my working environment has a lot of interruptions so whatever is in my mind, it is the one that will be typed.