Navigation Links
Put the brakes on using your brain power
Date:7/29/2011

German researchers have used drivers' brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times and a potential solution to the thousands of car accidents that are caused by human error.

Using electroencephalography (EEG) a technique that attaches electrodes to the scalp , the researchers demonstrated that the mind-reading system, accompanied with modern traffic sensors, could detect a driver's intention to break 130 milliseconds faster than a normal brake pedal response.

Driving at 100km/h, this amounts to reducing the braking distance by 3.66 meters - the full length of a compact car or the potential margin between causing and avoiding accidents.

The study, published today, 29 July 2011, in IOP Publishing's Journal of Neural Engineering, identified the parts of the brain that are most active when braking and used a driving simulator to demonstrate the viability of mind-reading assisted driving.

A detailed video of one of the subjects driving the simulator can be seen here.

As well as EEG, the researchers, from the Berlin Institute for Technology, also chose to examine myoelectric (EMG) activity which is caused by muscle tension in the lower leg and can be used to detect leg motion before it actually moves to the brake pedal.

Whilst sat among conventional driving controls, the study's 18 participants were asked to drive a car that was displayed on a screen in front of them whilst a series of electrodes were attached to their scalp to measure brain activity.

They were asked to stay within a 20 metre distance of a computer-controlled lead vehicle along a road that contained sharp curves and dense oncoming traffic, to recreate real driving conditions, whilst maintaining a speed of 100km/h.

At random intervals, emergency braking situations were triggered by the rapid braking of the lead vehi
'/>"/>

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
44-117-930-1032
Institute of Physics
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. A new discovery paves the way for using super strong nanostructured metals in cars
2. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Efficient Generation of Transgenic Pigs Using Zinc Finger Nuclease (ZFN) Technology
3. Medical College of Wisconsin and Cellular Dynamics Awarded NHLBI Grant Using Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
4. Analysis Provides New Insights Into Use of SYMLIN® in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes Using Insulin Pumps
5. BioNeutral Starts Commercial Deployment of Its Ygiene 206 Sterilant and Ogiene Products Within Port Authority Facilities Using T.U.C.S. Cleaning Services
6. ACT Announces First Patients Enrolled in Two Clinical Trials Using Embryonic Stem Cells to Treat Stargardts Disease and Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
7. ACT Announces Oregon Health & Science University as Clinical Trial Site for its Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial Using hESC-Derived RPE Cells for Macular Degeneration
8. UCLA scientists discover new way to wake up the immune system using nano vaults to deliver drugs
9. ACT Files European Clinical Trial Application for Phase 1/2 Study Using Embryonic Stem Cells to Treat Macular Degeneration
10. Halozymes Ultrafast Insulin Generates Faster-In and Faster-Out Profile for Type 1 Diabetes Patients Using Insulin Pumps
11. ePharmaSolutions Launches New Application to Streamline Single Sign-On and User Account Provisioning for Sponsors Using Multiple Clinical Trial Technologies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/1/2014)... August 01, 2014 This is a ... the Ammonium Bicarbonate industry in Global and China. The ... definitions, applications and industry chain structure. Global market analysis ... focus on history, developments, trends and competitive landscape of ... situation is also offered. , The report also focuses ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... CHICAGO , Aug. 1, 2014 AACC, ... better health through laboratory medicine, unveiled an updated brand ... laboratory professionals adapt to the changing healthcare environment and ... insight to physicians, so patients get the care they ... make up AACC,s membership play an essential role in ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Aug. 1, 2014 Research and Markets ... Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) ... of SNPs in the genome of various species. SNPs ... genotyping and analysis technology can analyze thousands of SNPs ...
(Date:8/1/2014)... Glencoe Software, Inc. is pleased ... ( http://glencoesoftware.com/data-inpress.html ), a suite of data ... into on-line publications.  The suite comprises Glencoe ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140731/132410   ... The DataViewer is a browser-based ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Ammonium Bicarbonate Market in Internations & Chinese Regions Research Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 2Ammonium Bicarbonate Market in Internations & Chinese Regions Research Analysis Now Available at DeepResearchReports.com 3AACC Debuts Refreshed Brand Identity 2Global Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) Genotyping and Analysis Market 2014-2018 2Glencoe Software Launches Data InPress 2Glencoe Software Launches Data InPress 3
... Richard Thieme's new book, Islands in the Clickstream, is a ... in May, Thieme's book has been hailed as extremely insightful ... world of technology and present his thoughts in the context ... in chief of Information Security Magazine, said: This book is ...
... associated with television commercials offering things such as accredited ... For many years, distance education was associated with ... locksmithing and gunsmithing, all earned over the mail, from ... Business has been at the forefront of utilizing ...
... they either dont understand it or they dont feel the ... value of networking and when they should network. , ,For ... (such as a new job or a product to sell). ... a process over time. If done effectively, their needs will ...
Cached Biology Technology:Technology isn't about technology 2Technology isn't about technology 3Technology isn't about technology 4Charter Business powers distance learning 2Charter Business powers distance learning 3Charter Business powers distance learning 4Dispelling the top five myths about attending networking events 2Dispelling the top five myths about attending networking events 3Dispelling the top five myths about attending networking events 4
(Date:7/31/2014)... MANHATTAN Kansas State University researchers have completed ... of burning Flint Hills prairie at different times ... of the current late spring time frame has ... in fact, may have multiple benefits. , The ... and the Konza Prairie Biological Station fire chief, ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... of animal models against the highly infectious and virulent ... disease that kills approximately 30,000 Americans annually. The research ... Immunity . , In the study, the vaccine ... toxins produced by C. difficile , as well ... that mimics the human disease, after only two immunizations. ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... the photovoltaic effect in 1839, humankind has sought to ... its own purposes. In a new research report published ... FASEB Journal , scientists may have uncovered a ... focusing on a naturally occurring combination of lipids that ... over time and across speciessuggests that this specific natural ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter 2Study finds benefits to burning Flint Hills prairie in fall and winter 3C. difficile vaccine proves safe, 100 percent effective in animal models 2Scientists shine bright new light on how living things capture energy from the sun 2
... Drosophila mauritiana , a close relative of the well ... around our fruit bowls in summer. Nolte and colleagues ... the various genes it contains. The information will naturally ... this organism. But the present study goes much, much ...
... wet and dry foods, cats are able to select ... a consistent intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate, i.e. ... of Comparative Physiology B , the research shows that ... selection despite differences in the macronutrient content, moisture level ...
... MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Cell Engineering at ... the effectiveness of a new technique that could allow the ... were reported online today in Nature Biotechnology . ... cells that have been augmented in the laboratory have ...
Cached Biology News:What's in a genome? 2Cats are able to navigate complex combinations of wet and dry foods to achieve a consistent intake of protein, fat and carbohydrate 2New technique could make cell-based immune therapies for cancer safer and more effective 2
... (3-(4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrasodium bromide), 50mg/vial. MTT is a ... living cells to yield a dark blue ... and even freshly dead cells do not ... is a component of Chemicons MTT assay ...
... of microplate readers combines reagent dispensing with ... affordable, easy-to-use platform for the complete range ... design and adaptability of the Infinite 200 ... a monochromator (M200) or filter (F200) system ...
Rabbit polyclonal to SMARCA2 / BRM - ChIP Grade ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 6595 SwissProtID: P51531...
... Glutamate receptors constitute the principal ... Two classes of glutamate receptors ... receptors. Ionotropic glutamate receptors are ... (GluR1-7, NMDA1-3, KAI-2) which comprise ...
Biology Products: