MASSDEVICE ON CALL — A group of Canadian students hopes to help revolutionize prosthetics with the use of brain-controlled electronics.
University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz demonstrated the technology he developed with his team, showing how simple gestures such as winking or clenching your teeth can be translated into signals that the robot can translate into gestures.
The devices uses non-invasive, commercial EEG readers to pick up electrical signals given off by the brain, using software to convert those signals into specific tasks that the robot can complete, such as clenching or un-cleching its fingers and rotating its wrist.
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