Moving a wheel chair just by thinking about it? Students at Thomas Jefferson High School in are doing some amazing research in neuroscience and they have figured out how to do exactly that!
Senior Connor Hann puts on a high tech shower cap like device that can read brain waves. Electrical leads on the cap send the signals to a computer, then the computer instructs the motor on the wheel chair! Simply put: think it and it moves!
Seniors in Dr. Paul Cammer’s class have been working on this project since 2005. Each year his new seniors try to advance the research. This year the progress was so impressive, President Obama congratulated seniors Connor Hann and Bina Kukusa.
After taking Dr. Cammer’s class, both young men are excited about pursuing careers in Neuroscience.
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