Mind where you're going: The skateboard controlled by brainwaves that moves wherever you think it should

What happens if your mind is a scatter mess like mine…where do you end up going?

 

VIA – DAILY MAIL UK

 

Mind where you’re going: The skateboard controlled by brainwaves that moves wherever you think it should

By Daily Mail Reporter

Last updated at 6:38 PM on 24th February 2012

Thinking of getting somewhere in a hurry? A new gadget from mobile app studio Chaotic Moon Labs proves that the future of travel is only limited by the imagination.

A skateboard, aptly named the Board Of Imagination, takes commands directly from the rider’s brainwaves and transfers them to and 800-watt motor that propels the board forward.

Think of a destination, and how fast you would like to get there, and the Board Of Imagination will take off – hitting a top speed of around 30mph. If you think that’s too fast, it will slow down.

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Heading down the road: Chaotic Moon Labs' general manager Whurley (just Whurley) shows off the Board Of Imagination, which is controlled by the rider merely thinking about travelling

Heading down the road: Chaotic Moon Labs’ general manager Whurley (just Whurley) shows off the Board Of Imagination, which is controlled by the rider merely thinking about travelling

The secret is in special software in an onboard Samsung tablet with Windows 8 – and a natty headset that monitors and interprets brainwaves.

Footage on Youtube of the board being put through its paces is mind-blowing.

 

The general manager of Chaotic Moon Labs, who refers to himself simply as Whurley, shows that he has mastered the art of thinking his way from Point A to Point B.

So far, he’s the world’s leading pilot of the board, but it’s clear that there could be skaters thinking themselves all over the place in no time at all.

Mind control: Mr Wheat connects Whurley to the board via the Emotiv EPOC, a neuro-signal acquisition and processing headset. The headset wirelessly connects to software which drives an 800-watt motor
Mind control: Mr Wheat connects Whurley to the board via the Emotiv EPOC, a neuro-signal acquisition and processing headset. The headset wirelessly connects to software which drives an 800-watt motor

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