Toyota builds brain controlled wheelchair

Toyota builds brain controlled wheelchair

Toyota Wheelchair 2

Better known for its ability to produce some of the globe’s most reliable cars, Toyota has taken its technologies into another form of four-wheeled transportation – wheelchairs. While motorised wheelchairs are nothing new, Toyota’s take on the ‘chair is. Taking a leaf out of X-Men character Professor Xavier, Toyota has been busy developing its Brain Machine Interface, which uses thought control and brainwave analysis technologies to control the wheelchair.

So how does it work? Electrodes, attached to the scalp of the person in the wheelchair measures brain activities associated with certain thoughts, together with the BMI display signals on a screen and create a set of instructions that extends to the ability to move an electric wheelchair. Evidently, the BMI technology is 95 percent accurate, and can adapt itself to any user’s thoughts. If it all comes through, the technology could be very useful to both elderly and disabled people in their fight to remain mobile.

Toyota Wheelchair 2

Better known for its ability to produce some of the globe’s most reliable cars, Toyota has taken its technologies into another form of four-wheeled transportation – wheelchairs. While motorised wheelchairs are nothing new, Toyota’s take on the ‘chair is. Taking a leaf out of X-Men character Professor Xavier, Toyota has been busy developing its Brain Machine Interface, which uses thought control and brainwave analysis technologies to control the wheelchair.

So how does it work? Electrodes, attached to the scalp of the person in the wheelchair measures brain activities associated with certain thoughts, together with the BMI display signals on a screen and create a set of instructions that extends to the ability to move an electric wheelchair. Evidently, the BMI technology is 95 percent accurate, and can adapt itself to any user’s thoughts. If it all comes through, the technology could be very useful to both elderly and disabled people in their fight to remain mobile.

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