Wednesday, September 10, 2008

LostCircuits, Tech Advice Guide

A review of the OCZ along with a really interesting background on the device.

Being able to measure a brain transfer function led to the development and running of another research effort from 1986 to 1990. The transfer function output was used to control an F16 roll-axis flight simulator. It was hypothesized that the person might more effectively control the transfer function output if they were immersed in the tracking task. Control of the F16 roll axis was compelling. Tests were successful. People were able to successfully control the roll of the simulator using EEG signals from the back of their head. However, control was difficult to achieve and it was difficult to obtain the EEG measurements from the back of the head.

Dr. Junker left the US Air Force research labs and moved to the island of St. John in the Caribbean to undertake private research. He was living on a sailboat and decided to incorporate ideas he had previously discovered with a new approach that he developed in the aft cabin of his sailboat setup as a laboratory. The idea was to build an interface to control his sailboat as a proof of concept; this time using signals from his forehead detected using a headband with three sensors. This new approach became the foundation for the technology that became known as "Brainfingers".

LostCircuits, Tech Advice Guide

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