How thoughts could one day control electronic prostheses, wirelessly

This is some sci-fi stuff we’re talking about, and so, so cool.

A team of Stanford researchers have been working on improving a brain-computer interface device that could collects brainwaves having to do with say, moving an arm, and send them to, for example, a prosthetic arm, to give a patient mobility in a prosthetic device. Research into brain-computer interfaces isn’t exactly new, but previously, the amount of power needed to transmit data was so great that it generated unsafe levels of heat. This team has discovered a new way to wirelessly transmit using 1/10 the power previously required.