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A virtual helicopter that is controlled by the power of your mind

Researchers from University of Minnesota, have created a brain computer interface (BCI) that allows users to accurately and continuously navigate a virtual helicopter.

The task required users to direct their helicopter through randomly positioned rings in three-dimensional space. The BCI records a particular brain wave called the sensorimotor rhythm, which in turn can be characterized and calibrated to control the movements of the on-screen helicopter.