Fly by thinking it: Emotiv EEG headset hacked into VR trapeze act

[From Engadget, where a 7:34 minute video and two other videos are available]

Emotiv EEG headset hacked into VR trapeze act, lets you fly like Superman (video)

By Sean Hollister posted Mar 1st 2011

Last year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students built a virtual reality contraption that let them soar through the sky, held aloft by a trapeze harness and seeing through HMD-covered eyes. This year, they’re controlling it with the power of their minds. For his master’s thesis, project leader Yehuda Duenyas added an Emotiv headset — the same one controlling cars and the occasional game — to make the wearer seemingly able to levitate themselves into the air by carefully concentrating. Sure, by comparison it’s a fairly simple trick, but the effect is nothing short of movie magic.

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