January 10, 2011
InteraXon, a Canadian digital innovations company, was the hit of the recent Consumer Electronics Association tradeshow in Las Vegas this month when it unveiled the latest products incorporating Thought-Controlled Computing: a technology that lets users control a digital interface using simply the power of their concentration. InteraXon's creations include thought-controlled 3D glasses as well as an iPad game that tests a person’s ability to focus their mind for an extended period of time.
“We’ve developed a simple sensor that sits on your forehead and reads your brainwaves," InteraXon CEO Ariel Garten told FoxNews.com. "It’s just like a heart monitor that can read your heart rate. And the software translates your brainwave data and uses it to control your virtual world.”
InteraXon has also been working with Peter Carlen, a neurologist from Toronto Western Hospital, and Berj Bardakjian
, a biomedical engineering professor at the University of Toronto. They intend to develop BCI technology that can detect seizures in those suffering from epilepsy -- and maybe even predict them, too. Carlen believes that the work is merely the tip of the iceberg in what will soon become an industry standard.
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