It’s called the ‘quadcopter’ as it has four rotors and looks like a helicopter in its own right. This helicopter can be controlled by thoughts and thoughts alone bringing in a sigh of relief for those who are disabled and visually impaired. Enabling a lot of other new things, researchers are trying their level best to bring about major changes in the lifestyle and transport pattern for disabled people. Things that look out-of-reach can be bought closer and new venues of interaction could open with q quadcopter in place.
Also, it could open up more avenues for gaming and fun, for both disabled and non-disabled. This helicopter works on the system using an electroencephalography’ (EEG) headset which is produced specifically by a company called Amotive. This company has been in the past linked with interpreting brain activity and more. You can get the Emotiv headset at a price of $299. It works on any Windows machine with all kinds of apps and games. At present, this headset uses Bluetooth with which you can connect the laptop and then transfer (transmit) the instructions to the helicopter.
It is however yet to be seen as to how technology can become simpler and more sorted for future use. The controls are being looked at by a team of researchers at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. As for the control of thoughts, the user will have to clench his teeth and blink eyes for the brain to produce a signal so that the EEG can easily read it. Once the signal is read, it instructs the helicopter to click pictures and stream video back to the user’s laptop. An interesting fact here is that the user will have to blink his eyes four times in order to make the quadcopter capture a still.