Do you ever with you could just “think” out your latest tweet instead of having to type it in on Twitter? The future may have just arrived.
Adam Wilson, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, has developed a new brain-computer interface that can send a tweet using nothing but the electrical impulses from your brain. If you thought that the telepathic new ESPMail was cool, wait until you see this.
He recently sent out a tweet announcing the amazing new invention…
“SPELLING WITH MY BRAIN.”
No keyboard, no mouse, just a red cap with electrodes on it that monitor brain activity. The cap is then connected to a computer with flashing letters on a screen.
Williams send his first Brain-Twitter tweet with the new device on March 31.
The development offers a ray of hope to paralyzed patients and those with “locked-in syndrome”.
The device flashes letters on your computer screen while you then concentrate on a letter while wearing the special cap.
“When the letter that you are concentrating on flashes, we can pick that up,” Williams said.
Williams does not yet know when the interface could be commercially available, noting it has not yet been used by anyone with locked-in syndrome.
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