In December of last year, we saw a new Star Wars Jedi game that was said to use mind control in order to keep a ball levitating within a clear tube. The concept of brain control has always fascinated scientists and has been explored as an option to help those that have physical challenges.
This next gadget is another example of the progression of this technology if it works as it is described. Details are a bit vague, but it appears that PLX is developing a new headset called XWave that includes a soft pad that will rest against your forehead. This pad is able to pick up faint electrical signals from your brain and translate them into actions.
The headset comes with a series of bundled applications and using brain activity, you would be able to do some basic functions like control your music library. So far, the technology does seem a bit limited, but the headset maker is appealing to software developers to assist in the creation of new apps for this device. XWave is compatible with the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch and sells for about $100.
Assuming this device works as described, it could open new doors for quadriplegics and others that have limited hand mobility.