[quote user="AsianGiant"][quote user="bigblue4417"]Toyota Motor Corp. today unveiled its recent research controlling of powered wheel-chairs via “imaginary hand and foot control.” In other words, the simple thought of moving your left foot would turn your chair to the left and so on. The interface, strangely yet appropriately reminiscent of Dr. Xavier’s Cerebro helmet, reads brain-wave activity for the system to translate into wheelchair movement.
Think of it this way - Imagine you could squeeze out your thoughts, pour it through a strainer, pick out the important shiny bits while discarding all the web-surfing and your ex’s nagging to construct a coherent thought. That’s how it works.The existence of thought-controlled wheelchairs is nothing new, but the speed and accuracy of this bleeding-edge of technology is. While previous attempts could take an eternity of several seconds between thought and motion, Toyota claims system feedback within 125 milliseconds and up to 95 percent accuracy.
I just watched a report on this literally 5 minutes ago. I think this is great for people are can't speak or are parallized. We are all lucky we can get up and do whatever we want every morning.
I can't imagine people who can't move, it's like living in a closet with no way out.....at least now they can communicate, and breath a little....
Amazing stuff.........................lets hope they can bring it to all who could benefit ASAP</P>
On a side note Did the Governor of South Carolina really think he was going get away with? " I was hiking on the Appalachian Trail" Please.............. give us some credit here Governor , would ya</P>
The guy must think of us as fools</P>