In general I try not to judge what others do, but I was so struck by this invention that I had to turn up the contrast on how lazy some of us have become. I can certainly understand how this system, which required significant R&D investment, would be useful for the disabled, but the suggestion of use by those with fully capable bodies strikes me as ludicrous. Check out the link below.
Brain Powered Laziness Gizmo
Scientists Unveil ‘Thought-Controlled’ Smart Home System
Brain-Computer Interface uses electrodes attached to the scalp to read the mind of the user to activate lights, turn channels and open doors.
06.01.2009 — Scientists in London are close to perfecting a smart home system that is controlled by the user’s thoughts.
The Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) uses electrodes attached to the scalp that allow the user to turn lights off and on, change the channel on the TV or open a door “by just thinking about it,” according to Science Daily.
g.tec, an Austrian medical engineering company, developed the (BCI) to assist the disabled. But it could have applications for the general population. g.tec teamed with several international universities to test the BCI technology in a smart home created in virtual reality.
“[The virtual smart home] has a kitchen, bathroom, living room … everything a normal home would have,” says g.tec CEO Christoph Guger. “People are able to move through [the virtual smart home] just by thinking about where they wanted to go.”
Sandy Scott (69 years young):
Monday 73.35 miles – moderate
Tuesday 35.6 easy spin ride, afternoon: weight training: chest, shoulders, triceps, abdominals
Wednesday 35.04 miles – interval training – half mile repeats at maximum effort
Thursday 76.45 miles at a comfortable pace
Friday 35.28 miles – easy spin ride, Afternoon: weight training: back & biceps
Saturday 76.19 Very fast group ride
Sunday 32.92 Easy recovery ride
Total mileage for the week: 368.83
Jane Welzel (4rth from Left) and Friends
Jane Welzel (54):
Monday: easy 30 minute run
Tuesday: morning 3-4 miles, pm track workout (see attachment)
Wednesday: 7-8 mile run
Thursday: 7-8 mile run
Friday: trail run, 8-10 mile run
Saturday: 6-8 mile run
Sunday: 12-15 miles on trails
Who do you want to be in the new decade?
Happy New Decade!