Mind over Matter
You all will have to wait a little bit longer for the third installment of the "What I Want" series. I'm battling a cohort of surgery side effects including a rash on my eyelids--it is definitely as irritating as it sounds--and I need to focus my few, itch-free hours of the day on my brick-and-mortar world.
To keep entertained, check out this cool invention.
From the article:
"The technology could one day help paralysed patients to move robotic arms, or help sufferers of motor neuron disease to type out words on a virtual keyboard. "Just thinking about movement activates the same neurons as actually moving," explains Gert Pfurtscheller of Graz University of Technology in Austria, who has been working on the device for around four years. By picking up on these bursts of nerve activity, the computer can decide whether you are thinking about moving your hands or feet, and react accordingly."