Monday, August 11, 2014

Brain-controlled user interfaces

Brain-controlled user interfaces are an important wave of the future.  I think their most essential application is in making it possible for the physically disabled to interact with the world, but by no means do I think we should stop there.

To this end, I'd like to mention the OpenBCI initiative.  They aim to create an open platform for brain-based computing interfaces.  They are using Arduino as the basis for the system.  So for about $500 you can get a brain-reading board.  If this sort of thing is of interest to you I highly recommend checking it out.

Personally, I'd love to try this out as a means of remotely controlling and training a robot.

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