Open-source software is opening the floodgates on a rage of applications that can improve life for people with disabilities and that may eventually find their way into our everyday lives. From Twittering with the brain by looking at the letters you want to type, to artificial retinas that use cameras that send signals to the brain, BCI are bringing science fiction to reality.
It a little (or a lot) scary to think about implanting chips into your head and your brain being hooked up and read by computers. But it’s also incredible to think about the ingenuity that is creating this technology and the possible ways it could improve lives. Humans are such clever animals. M
For a more detailed explanation of how BCI works, check out this article on HowStuffWorks.