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Want to control gadgets with your mind? This lab could help

Using an armband embedded with electrodes that can detect the signals moving from your brain to your hands, a new tech startup called CTRL-Lab is hoping to reshape the way people interact with technology. So far, the technology has allowed users to type on an imaginary keyboard to produce actual text on a screen: Just miming the act of typing creates electrical signals in the arms that the band can detect precisely enough to know which keys your fingers would’ve pressed if a keyboard were actually present, Wired reports. The technology has also enabled users to play simple games like Asteroids, Pong, and even Fruit Ninja, but its creators have loftier dreams for the technology including virtual reality, controlling complex prosthetics, and moving beyond the simple gesture-recognition abilities of its competitors.

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