The Associated Press shows how ECG technology, once relegated to the medical profession, is now being used by computer science departments to deliver an "abstract thought through the digital realm and into the real world." Brain-controlled drone races are one such way to stimulate the development of new technology to be used with the growth of the Internet of Things.
You might use your mind to unlock your car, or explore a virtual world, hands-free. It could be applied for real-time monitoring of our moods and states of consciousness. Researchers are studying whether they can use a big-rig driver's mind to trigger a device that will tell him when he's too tired to drive.
"One day you could wear a brain-controlled interface device like you wear a watch, to interact with things around you," Gilbert said.
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