According to the Neurophilosopher a patient with epilepsy was fitted with a BCI2000, a device that monitors brain activity, to monitor his seizures.
Because the patient was required to remain connected to the BCI until he had a seizure, engineers programmed Atari software [space invaders] so that it was compatible with the device, making the wait more entertaining for the patient.
â€œHe cleared out the whole level one basically on brain control,â€ says Eric C. Leuthardt, an assistant professor of neurosurgery involved in the work. â€œHe learned almost instantaneously. We then gave him a more challenging versionâ€¦and he mastered two levels there playing only with his imagination.â€
The Wii will be out of date before it even ships on November 17.