Thought-controlled wheelchair

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4 Responses to “Thought-controlled wheelchair”

  1. Terrykiwi says:

    I’m “thinking” that this technology could have some sinister applications as well as wonderful ones.

    PVC medical walkers, wheelchairs, shower commode chairs

  2. Anonymous says:

    I know this probably isn’t possible, but I have a severely handicapped brother who only sits in a wheelchair when we take him out to the mall. Other than that he crawls, uses his walker or stands with the help of a counter top or wall.

    You can tell he’s a smart kid stuck in body he can’t control enough to communicate. I would love it if one day we could put him in one of these and use this thoughts to control where he wanted to go. Of course, this would make him lazy b/c he often waits for us to take care of something for him b/c he knows we will. (yes, he’s smart enough to play that game) But, in some ways it would help me see his thoughts, and I’ve wanted to do that for 15 years.

    Knowing where he wants to go would be phenomenal.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if this kind of technology could have musical applications? Detecting what note a person is subvocalizing and reproduce it?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Web Comic about the thought controlled wheelchair.

    http://dwheezy.blogspot.com/2007/02/look-but-dont-touch.html

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