The studious students at the University of Washington have achieved a wonderfully scary feat – they’ve created a remote mind-control platform that runs over the internet.
On August 12, Rao sat in his lab wearing a cap with electrodes hooked up to an electroencephalography machine, which reads electrical activity in the brain.
Stocco was in his lab across campus wearing a purple swim cap marked with the stimulation site for the transcranial magnetic stimulation coil that was placed directly over his left motor cortex, which controls hand movement.
Using this set-up, Rao played a video game by directing Stocco’s finger to press a button on his keyboard. Wow.
Why I’m curious.
If this doesn’t excite you, you may need to check your pulse. The implications for future medical, emergency response and entertainment applications of this technology are mind boggling.