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Mind-controlled skateboard developed

By T.K. Randall
February 25, 2012 · Comment icon 11 comments

Image Credit: Youtube / Chaotic Moon Labs
A mobile app studio has invented a skateboard that takes commands direct from the rider's brainwaves.
Called the 'Board of Imagination' the device is able to travel at up to 30mph using an 800-watt motor, the rider simply needs to imagine where they want to go and how fast and the board will take them there. "The headset sends the signals from the rider's brain to [the tablet] via a USB connector that comes with the headset," said the general manager who goes by the moniker 'Whurley'. "From there, software on the board interfaces with the electric motor via a 'phidget', which is basically a plug-and-play, low-cost USB sensing and control unit."
The general manager of Chaotic Moon Labs, who refers to himself simply as Whurley, shows that he has mastered the art of thinking his way from Point A to Point B. So far, he's the world's leading pilot of the board, but it's clear that there could be skaters thinking themselves all over the place in no time at all.



Source: Daily Mail | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by King Fluffs 12 years ago
Nice.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Spectre1979 12 years ago
Who cares? Where are our hoverboards the Back to the Future series promised us?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timonthy 12 years ago
Skateboards are very tricky to safely ride across town; brain controlled or not. They need to put the technology into something safer and easier to manage, like skates or something. 'Grandpa comment' - haha sorry but it had to be noted... Same can be said for anything with wheels, or otherwise - even old people on mobility scooters are a menace!! Edit: I have actually had a foot run over by an elderly person twice in public on separate occasions. Who cares? Where are our hoverboards the Back to the Future series promised us? You can get one this year! But it won't hover... Mattel Releasing Hov... [More]
Comment icon #5 Posted by BorisIWantToKnow 12 years ago
This does look like fun. They should make a real one like this, so we can do tricks
Comment icon #6 Posted by ovaz1088 12 years ago
Cheers to the start of the end of the use of gasoline engines, little by little; less pollution.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Spectre1979 12 years ago
'Grandpa comment' - haha sorry but it had to be noted... Same can be said for anything with wheels, or otherwise - even old people on mobility scooters are a menace!! Edit: I have actually had a foot run over by an elderly person twice in public on separate occasions. You can get one this year! But it won't hover... Mattel Releasing Hoverboard hehe I'm going to get one... but I still want real hover boards. If only I had a brain, I could invent one.
Comment icon #8 Posted by squidboy 12 years ago
hehe I'm going to get one... but I still want real hover boards. If only I had a brain, I could invent one. Well i think mindcontrolled skateboard also implies a brain is needed, so might be a waste of money
Comment icon #9 Posted by ROGER 12 years ago
'Grandpa comment' - haha sorry but it had to be noted... even old people on mobility scooters are a menace!! Edit: I have actually had a foot run over by an elderly person twice in public on separate occasions. As an owner /operator of a mobility scooter I have to say : " Well watch where the heck you WALKING!"
Comment icon #10 Posted by Spectre1979 12 years ago
Well i think mindcontrolled skateboard also implies a brain is needed, so might be a waste of money lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by jenny88 12 years ago
cause nothing can go wrong with this..


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