Brainsled, brain controlled seigh
Student Project at Royal College of Art
Some attention from the media:
- Mind control gadget of the year 2012 by the BBC
- AXIS Magazine Japan
- Imperial 1000
- Welcome Foundation, 2012
- Rio Tinto Headquarters, 2012
“The body is the chariot; the thoughts are the reins and the feelings are the horses”
Brainsled is a project exploring a brain-controlled sleigh that allows people with absolute lack of mobility to compete in a physical sport in equal conditions with able people. It uses a special helmet device containing electrodes which enables users to steer through the power of thought.
The design encapsulates and protects the body of the athlete and uses an EEG device for steering. Brainsled would allow a different way of competing and experiencing extreme sports, relying on concentration and courage rather than in physical strength.