Friday, June 22, 2007
[visual description: In the foreground a male scientist stares at a monitor while a female sits wearing an electronic cap on her head.]
A possible commercial application that uses thought to control electronic devices does not require an implant like the medical model. Scientists have invented technology that allows a person's thoughts to run a toy train after adding sums or singing a song. Slight changes in a person's brain flow works to move the object.
Commercial applications generally result in a lower cost to the consumer than medical versions which is a plus although there are still issues concerning the size of the equipment used and other things to be "ironed out".