College students create car powered by brainwaves

College students create car powered by brainwaves

Talk about a brain wave. Members of the Computer Science Club, a student organization at Essex County College in Newark, NJ, spent two months building a remote control car that can be driven by the power of thought, reported. The students built the mind-controlled car to get others enthusiastic about the club, and the project is already raising the small group’s visibility on campus.

Here’s how it works: A headset outfitted with three sensors detects increased concentration in the user’s brain. Concentration creates electrical activity, which the headset interprets as a command to the remote control car, converting brainpower into horsepower. The greater amount of electrical activity in the brain the faster the car moves forward. Next up, figuring out how to steer.

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