Sony To Beam Game Images Into Brains

Sony To Beam Game Images Into Brains
Innovation

Erm, well here goes.... Sony has been granted a patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain. The U.S. patent, granted to Sony researcher Thomas Dawson, describes a technique...

Guy Brighton
  • 6 april 2005

Erm, well here goes…. Sony has been granted a  patent for beaming sensory information directly into the brain. The U.S. patent, granted to Sony researcher Thomas Dawson,
describes a technique for aiming ultrasonic pulses at specific areas of
the brain to induce "sensory experiences" such as smells, sounds and
images.  The technique could one day be used to create videogames in which you
can smell, taste, and touch, or to help people who are blind or deaf (as if…).

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