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The National Chaio Tung University (NCTU) last week unveiled a portable, multi-channel brain-computer interface by the name of "MINDO." The MINDO is an intermix of computer-generated image technology and wireless technology, a professor at NCTU says.

The device—which resembles a thick white headband worn as a visor—allows for a direct communication pathway to the brain, making it more or less a "mind reader." Detecting brainwaves, the brain-computer interface is aware of the user's state of consciousness and knows when you've dozed off.

MINDO users can target their thoughts and send messages to Bluetooth phones or the computer. The interface may one day serve as an important tool for quadriplegics and other physically disabled persons.

MINDO is the brainchild and collaborative experimental product of five universities in Taiwan, the United States and Germany. Among them, NCTU received NT$80 million in experiment funding from the American government—the most substantial sum the U.S. has ever invested in a Taiwan university.

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