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Whoa. You can race cars with your brain now

Whoa. You can race cars with your brain now

This week I've covered voice control and motion control for gadgets, so I might as well round things out with another futuristic kind of control. Yes, there's a new way to control gadgets with your mind.

Thought control for gadgets isn't new; there are already projects that let quadriplegics control robot arms with their mind. However, those generally rely on expensive sensors or even surgery to implant the system.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a company named Emotiv have teamed up to create a lightweight headset called Insight. It makes mind control available to everyone, and it actually works.

The Insight headset sits on your head like a slightly bulky headset microphone. The difference is that instead of an arm that brings a microphone close to your mouth, it has thin arms that place sensors around your forehead, scalp and behind the right ear.

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