Hitachi: Move the Train With Your Brain

June 22nd, 2007 By HIROKO TABUCHI, Associated Press Writer in Technology / Other
Brain Activity Controls Toy Train (AP)
Hitachi, Ltd. researcher Akiko Obata takes off a head gear following a demonstration of a new technology that reads brain activity and lets you control everyday objects without lifting a finger at Hitachi's research lab in Hatoyama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, June 20, 2007. The "brain-machine interface," developed by Hitachi, analyzes slight changes in the brain\'s blood flow to detect brain motion and translate it into electric signals. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)


Hitachi, Ltd. researcher Akiko Obata takes off a head gear following a demonstration of a new technology that reads brain activity and lets you control everyday objects without lifting a finger at Hitachi's research lab in Hatoyama, near Tokyo, Wednesday, June 20, 2007. The "brain-machine interface," developed by Hitachi, analyzes slight changes in the brain\'s blood flow to detect brain motion and translate it into electric signals. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

(AP) -- Forget the clicker: A new technology in Japan could let you control electronic devices without lifting a finger simply by reading brain activity.



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