Neuroscientist Demonstrates How One Person’s Brain Can Control Another Person’s Arm

Neuroscientist Greg Gage demonstrates how one person’s brain can be used to control another person’s arm. Gage uses cheap equipment to read the nerve impulses from his one person. He then can relay those impulses through a “human-to-human interface” into the arm of another person. Once the setup is properly configured, whenever the first person moves her hand it causes the other hand to move involuntarily. The video demonstrates the interface in detail, including construction info for the device.

And this is his recent TED Talk:

[via LaughingSquid]

Smart Phone Guided Pedestrians

German scientists are experimenting with the use of an app to guide the walking of a pedestrian. Of course EMS on the skin’s surface doesn’t have the ability to fully control most leg muscles, so they are only using the stimulation as a suggestion for the user to walk in that direction.

[Cruise Control for Pedestrians via Wired]