It's cold in Minnesota. Since Prince went all religious and the Ti … er, The Original 7ven started touring non-stop, the party scene ain't what it used to be. So what do they do, bored and chilled as they are? Figure out how to fly helicopters with their brains.
An EEG cap on the user's head measures a brainwave called the sensorimotor rhythm, which can be used as input to control the on-screen helicopter. Users were able to steer the helicopter through a 3-dimensional course to a target 85% of the time.
This is one of the first non-invasive techniques in the field of brain-computer interfaces.
According to lead researcher Dr. Bin He, "This work demonstrates for the first time that one can accomplish real-time, continuous 3-dimensional control of a flying object in a virtual world from noninvasive EEG-based brain-computer interface."
Next up, they'll likely determine how to get that Star Trek teleporting thing to work.
[Source: TDW Geek]