Gamers blindly navigate a digital maze with input only from brain stimulation


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/12/06/gamers-blindly-navigate-a-digi.html


#2

This doesn’t seem particularly remarkable. The generation of “phosphenes” isn’t new, right? So it should hardly be notable that someone should be able to make a choice to move forward or down based on whether one was generated.

This seems right down there with the “thought-controlled nanobots” and “direct brain-to-brain communication”. Or even slightly reminiscent of the Atari Mindlink, which allowed game control via the waggling of one’s eyebrows.


#3

It’s an important step on the road to saving those who have been “locked in”.


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