Interaxon allows visitors of the Vancouver Winter Games to control light displays with thoughts
by Mark R
We’ve discussed mind-controlled technology before, such as the Star Wars Force Trainer. A Toronto-based company named Interaxon has used mind control technology for how you really want to use it: to turn on the lights.
Interaxon (see video after the jump) is having a special display of this technology for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Their display allows visitors to control lights at Niagara Falls (seen above) as well as Ottawa’s Parliament building and the CN Tower.
Visitors will have to wear a headset to measure the brain’s alpha waves and beta waves. Alpha waves are associated with relaxation, and beta waves are related to concentration. As the visitor concentrates or relaxes, his or her mental signals are transmitted over the Internet to change the light patterns.
Each monument has a different type of light pattern. For example, the display at the Parliament building covers the structure with glowing snowflakes. Visitors can control the intensity of lights that travel up and down the CN Tower, as well as the “radome” that spins at the top of the deck. For Niagara, visitors can change the color of the seven lights that illuminate the Horseshoe Falls.
If you watch the video below, then you can see that Interaxon is very interested in using thought control for all kinds of applications. I’m looking forward to seeing what they are planning for the future.