whoastopthinking Stop thinking stop thinking !
The board of Imagination is the latest brainchild pun intended from Chaotic moon Labs the innovative research and development studio based in Austin texas It is quite literally a mind-controlled skateboard And it turns out the mind is sometimes hard to controlyou stepped on the switch and you broke it so it was the safety switch was disabled and as you were thinking as you were running the board was racing back along beside you .
board of Imagination uses an emotive headset and it scans your brain And this is gonna be a little cold and it might feel slightly strange .
That's awful .
Yeah it is .
It's freezing .
It's essentially just an EEG and we convert your brainwaves into commands for the board Specifically the reason we call it the board of Imagination is you imagine where you wanna go And so we've mapped a model data over a bunch of different people and written some algorithms that kind of normalizes all that out so it works for almost anyone .
I can't believe they can see my thoughts on there !
It's got thirty-six volts of power and it has a samsung Windows 8 tablet
You're gonna imagine going there and imagine how fast you wanna go there and you're gonna take off So if you think about it and it doesn't go like just keep thinking about it and then like go with it have you ever been hang gliding You know you run and you can't just when it pops up you can't just jump up in the air otherwise you scrape your knees across the ground really fast you have to let it take you .
Oh I thought about stopping .
That's awesome !
Now I thought about going .
use the force molly Chaotic Moon most recently debuted their Kinect-controlled board of Awesomness at CES 2012 in las Vegas and they used that technology to develop a self-guided shopping cart that can follow shoppers around stores and even electronically scan items lab General Manager Whurley won't say what they're working on with the Board of imagination technology but it has amazing implications for the disabled or motion impaired but if you implement this in wheelchairs or something like that is it just gonna be a matter of training for people ?
It could be We've actually found a way to use eye movement and head movement and several other things with similar systems so we can probably be implementing several alternates that people can try out what works best for them and what's easiest and the least effort for people in that situation
with Chaotic Moon Labs in austin Texas I'm molly Wood for CNET .com