“Brain-machine interface” unveiled by Honda

With great delight I stumbled across this story in the Guardian Science yesterday. Honda developed a helmet that lets its user communicate with a robot via brain waves.

“Sensors in the helmet detect electrical signals through the scalp in the same way as a standard EEG (electroencephalogram). The scientists combined this with another technique called near-infrared spectroscopy, which can be used to monitor changes in blood flow in the brain.”

I personally can’t wait for this helmet to come out. Imagine how much I could get done whilst getting from A to B…then come to work and just get the paints out.

Read more in The Guardian Science section