Ever wish you could make something happen through sheer will power?
Well, a team of German scientists may make that come true for you—at least when it comes to pinball.
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It's harder to tilt when your hands never touch the machine.
It's harder to tilt when your hands never touch the machine. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
Yesterday's demo from the Berlin Brain-Computer Interface research consortium at Germany's CeBIT Technology Fair showed a guy controlling a pinball machine's flippers with just his brain.
Sure, the electrode hat—or EEG brain scanning apparatus, more specifically—on his head may make this look less cool than Luke using "the Force," but hey, looking goofy is a small price to pay for the chance to will yourself into the pinball hall of fame.
You can check it out in action here. To get a better idea of how it works, take a look at this article.
CeBIT is open to the public from March 2 through March 6 in Hanover, Germany.