Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have developed biosensor technology that will allow people to operate devices such as robots and machines solely through thought control.
The advanced brain-computer interface was developed by Distinguished Professor Chin-Teng Lin and Professor Francesca Iacopi, from the UTS Faculty of Engineering and IT, in collaboration with the Australian Army and Defence Innovation Hub.
As well as defense applications, the technology has significant potential in fields such as advanced manufacturing, aerospace and healthcare—for example allowing people with a disability to control a wheelchair or operate prosthetics.
"The hands-free, voice-free technology works outside laboratory settings, anytime, anywhere. It makes interfaces such as consoles, keyboards, touchscreens and hand-gesture recognition redundant," said Professor Iacopi.
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