Quite an interesting piece of technology.
The basic gist of it is that one puts on a headband, the headband picks up a range of physiological changes … which are converted into electrical signals and variation in these signals can be used to control a computer program. Sort of.
The signals it works on are EEG (that’s electrical activity in the brain), eye movements and muscular tension in the forehead.
I’ve actually seen this in action with the software provided by the distributing company. Although the underlying ideas of cyberlink are really quite astonsihing (and obvious I guess), the actual software that comes with the package is a bit dull. The person using the gear described it as mentally tiring because of the level of concentration needed, although with a bit of practice, it gets easier.
I can’t help thinking how good it would be to do something a bit more sophisticated than what I saw. For instance, link up cyberlink to something like a music visualiser, projected onto a big screen. Or how about linking it up with Blender - a blink, a frown and a mental picture of a haunted house = a winning entry to the weekend challenge. Or maybe not. Lots of scope for development…