Demonstration of the 'Mind Switch', Who am I? Gallery, Science Museum, 2001.
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The Mind Switch was developed by researchers at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia. It enables electrical devices, such as a radio, to be operated remotely, reliably and quickly by the conscious control of brain waves. This technology is being directly applied to profoundly disabled people so that they can control electrical devices in their homes using only their brains.