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Mind-controlled skateboard developed

Posted on Saturday, 25 February, 2012 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by King Fluffs on 25 February, 2012, 17:58
Nice.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Spectre1979 on 25 February, 2012, 21:50
Who cares? Where are our hoverboards the Back to the Future series promised us?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Timonthy on 25 February, 2012, 22:21
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 on 25 February, 2012, 23:35
This does look like fun. They should make a real one like this, so we can do tricks
Comment icon #6 Posted by ovaz1088 on 26 February, 2012, 0:06
Cheers to the start of the end of the use of gasoline engines, little by little; less pollution.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Spectre1979 on 26 February, 2012, 4:09
'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 on 26 February, 2012, 10:15
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 on 26 February, 2012, 15:53
'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 on 27 February, 2012, 1:18
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 on 27 February, 2012, 20:25
cause nothing can go wrong with this..


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