Changing Bicycle Gears With Your Brain on the Anvil

by Kathy Jones on  July 31, 2011 at 7:28 PM Research News
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A carbon fiber concept bicycle that uses brainwaves to change its gears has been unveiled by scientists.
 Changing Bicycle Gears With Your Brain on the Anvil
Changing Bicycle Gears With Your Brain on the Anvil

The Toyota Prius Project Parlee PXP bike has a thought-controlled gearbox that works by responding to cues from the brain - and experts believe anyone will be able to master the technique, reports the Daily Mail.

Human/digital interface specialist Deeplocal built the one-of-a-kind helmet, which transfers brainwaves using wireless technology to a micro-control.

The 'neuron helmet' uses electrodes to pick up neuro-electrical activity to send signals to an electronic gear shifter mounted under the bike's seat.

The cables on the Prius bike are routed internally and brakes are built into the forks, while the rider wears a small netbook on their back handling the brainwave reader.

Source: ANI

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