Introduction: Mind Control: Overview
This instructable explains how I propose to control objects using thought.
I’m motivated because I read how a six-year-old girl lost both hands in a bus accident and thought “How would I cope without hands. There must be many others in a similar situation.”
I’m not an expert ... I’m just feeling my way. A lot of things must come together before I can get this to work. But before you can control anything you need something to control !!
I have already published two articles which, if coupled together, achieve my target but each have a downside:
My instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Controlled... works but there is a significant delay between requesting an action and the hand responding.
My instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Wink-Detector/ can also be used for control purposes:
- close left hand: single left-wink.
- open left hand: double left-wink.
- close right hand: single right-wink.
- open right hand: double right-wink.
The downside to a wink detector is that:
- all actions are conscious
- you must remember the commands
- you quickly run out of winks
What is required is something that a wearer can use without conscious thought.
My next two articles describe:
- how to build a low frequency FFT detector  for detecting specific brainwaves
- how to build a 32-channel EEG monitor  for monitoring brainwaves over a period of time
Regardless of whether I can adapt these tools to my goal you will have a set of software that will be useful in others areas.
Watch this space ... the software has been written and tested.
A fast fourier transform (FFT) is an algorithm that separates individual frequencies from a complex waveform.
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain
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