Now, fly helicopters using only your mind!

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 20:44

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Thanks to advances in science and technology, researchers have developed a mind-controlled device that allows users to fly a model helicopter with just thoughts.

Created by researchers from University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, the system allows the brain to communicate directly with an external device and lets participants control the path of a flying object, known as a quadcopter, simply by thinking about specific movements.
The specially designed brain-computer interface is non-invasive and does not require any implanted devices. It is used by wearing an electro-encephalography (EEG) cap with 64 attached electrodes that pick up signals from the brain.

“The signal coming from the brain is picked up by the sensors and then decoded and sent through a Wi-Fi system to control flying quadcopter,” said Bin He, a biomedical engineer and the project`s lead scientist.

He said that the computer will read that digital signal and do all the processing and extract out the brain signal and control quadcopter.
Researchers hope that this futuristic technology could one day help people with disabilities lead more independent lives.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 20:44
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