How would you like it if instead of using pen and paper, or instead of using a keyboard, you could just put your thoughts immediately onto the screen.
Would that be cool? Time saving? Make you write much more?
Wait no more. The Mental Typewriter is here and it's controlled by thought alone.
From New Scientist:
A computer controlled by the power of thought alone has been demonstrated at a major trade fair in Germany.
The machine makes it possible to type messages onto a computer screen by mentally controlling the movement of a cursor. A user must wear a cap containing electrodes that measure electrical activity inside the brain, known as an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal, and imagine moving their left or right arm in order to manoeuvre the cursor around.
The next stage is to develop a cap that does not have to be attached directly to the scalp. This should make the device easier to use and cause less skin irritation for the wearer.
Good, because I was really concerned about skin irritation. Now when can I buy one?
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