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Russian Developers Create Interface That Controls Machines by Thought

The new technology is based on the use of brain’s electrical activity

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Ever imagined that you could just think about turning on the TV without getting up to find the remote?

Well, it just so happens that Russian developers claim to have created a “brain-computer” technology that allows for machines to be controlled by the power of thought.

<figcaption>Would you use it?</figcaption>
Would you use it?

Andrei Grigoryev, the head of Russia’s Advanced Research Fund (ARF) told the Russian news agency RIA Novosti that “We have completed a ‘brain-computer’ interface project which has been tested repeatedly.” He added that the federal government is interested in the ways and expertise used to develop the product. Grigoryev stated that “according to our law, we will transfer the related intellectual property to government agencies as well as the end product itself.”

According to the developers, the interface uses human brain’s electrical activity which is registered using the electroencephalography approach. This method is already widely used in medicine.

The research fund for advanced studies was created in 2012. Its primary purpose is the promotion of scientific research and development in the interests of national defense and state security. Currently the ARF has 53 approved projects of which 31 are in the development phase.

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