Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mind Training Blog

Mind Controlled Car

A team on the Discovery television show “Prototype This” created a car that is controlled by brain computer interface (BCI). The the vehicle is controlled by emotional state, placing the car in neutral if the subject became agitated.

The first BCI pumpkin in the world! :)

Happy Halloween!

Our pumpkin is the best in the world at bending spoons with the power of its mind!

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.

Brain Jazz – how to create music with the power of your mind

The wired performer controls the musical stream, based on series of pitches, rhythms and timbers, by means of brain-wave biofeedback system, which measures performer’s electroencephalogram, tracks movement of eyes and mimic of the face, analyzing and interpreting incoming data into development of the flexible musical structure.

Bringing the physical and virtual worlds together

Software called Aurasma enables its users to gesture at their devices to manipulate it. The app was created of out using technology that is capable of recognizing images, symbols and objects in the real world and understanding them. It can then deliver relevant content in real time, including videos, animations, audio or webpages.

Using the smartphone’s camera, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi internet and its position, acceleration and direction, the technology combines image recognition and a conceptual understanding of the 3D world to recognize objects and images and seamlessly merge augmented reality actions into the scene. Without the need for barcodes or tags, the app is able to see its surrounding environment and make it fully interactive.

No need to touch a touchscreen or scroll a scroll wheel. And there’s no proprietary hardware needed – Aurasma works on Apple’s iPhones and iPads, as well as Google’s Android phones.