We're not quite at the level of complex navigation using only neuronal activity, but electroencephalography (EEG) headsets have enabled people to do some pretty cool things, including piloting a quadcopter, and painting, just by thinking.
Alejo Bernal, a recent graduate of Design Academy Eindhoven, has brought a similar project to the ground. He created a toy car that can be piloted forward by thinking while the user wears a commercially available NeuroSky EEG headset.
The project isn't just about performing cool maneuvers, but about improving concentration skills, specifically for those with attention deficit disorders. As the wearer starts to focus on moving the car, light levels in the toy vehicle visualize neuronal activity, seen through its semi-transparent acrylic body. … Read more