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Biomedical Research: Control 3D virtual objects with your mind

A helicopter expertly weaved through golden rings scattered across a virtual Northrop Mall, the pilot using only the power of the human brain.

Researchers at the University of Minnesota’s biomedical engineering department unveiled a method last month that allows people to control virtual 3-D objects entirely with brainwaves after more than 10 years of work.

A “thinking cap,” an apparatus resembling a shower cap that’s embedded with 64 electrodes interprets brainwaves, said Bin He, the lead researcher on the project. A brain-computer interface (BCI) then translates the signals into instructions for the simulation.

“It’s very successful and we’re very excited,” He said.


Here are several web sites available to those searching for a job in the exciting field of biomedical engineering.

Minnesota has long been known to host numerous biomedical companies as is indicated by the University of Minnesota listing of more than 1200 biomedical engineering-related industries in Minnesota. Click here to see their MBBNet Industry database.

If your biomedical engineering job interest includes working anywhere in the U.S., you should look at the web site of Biomedical Engineering Network (BMEnet)