Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Wheelchair operates by power of thought

Wheelchair operates by power of thought
Published: April 30, 2009
ZARAGOZA, Spain, April 30 (UPI) -- Spanish university scientists have developed a wheelchair controlled by the power of thought, promising to transform life for people with severe disabilities.

The wheelchair, developed at the University of Zaragoza, has a laser sensor and a screen that displays a real-time, three-dimensional virtual reconstruction of the wheelchair's surroundings. To steer the chair, a user concentrates on the part of the display where he or she wants to go, and electrodes in a skullcap detect the user's brain activity and work out the destination, the researchers said.
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Wheelchair operates by power of thought