Use the Force, Luke!
Star Wars Force Trainer by Uncle Milton
Image: NeuroSky Brain-Computer Interface Technologies
Check your local toy store this Christmas, because this is likely to become the next Frisbee.
Concentrate. Yeah, that’s right… just concentrate. And watch a ping-pong ball climb a clear tube called the Force Trainer. Remember Yoda teaching Luke how to levitate his X-Wing Fighter? Now you too can use the force.
The harder you concentrate, the higher the ball goes.
Yes, this is telekinesis — mind over matter. It works using small wireless headsets that detect your brain’s electrical activity and convert it to a signal. And researchers are taking it very seriously.
Government-financed projects include neural control of mechanical arms, hands and legs. These intelligent artificial limbs will be controlled by your nervous system that will allow you to pitch a fastball, thread a needle or play a piano as well as you did before your loss.
NeuroSky is in the forefront of turning brain-computer interfaces into cheap, consumer items. It’s selling brain-reading hardware and software headsets to all comers — including Christmas competitors like Mattel’s $80 Mindflex and Uncle Milton’s $130 Force Trainer.
NeuroSky has its sights set on providing brain-wave sensors for the automotive, health-care and education industries.
Fellow couch potatoes unite! Change that TV channel by simply thinking about it.