At some point, practically everyone has tried -- and failed -- to move something with their minds. But Avi Goldberg ‘13, a Computer Science major at UNC Asheville, does it every day. Wearing a single-sensor Electroencephalography (EEG) device, a headset that reads electrical activity in the brain, Goldberg can move a volume control on his computer by just thinking. Concentration makes the digital slider go up, and meditation makes it go down.
“This could be used for handicapped accessibility, gaming or anything where you want to control a computer with your mind,” Goldberg said.