B-Reel is not playing around, even though, technically, they are. The production company has rigged up one of those things we thought we’d have in the year 2000: mind-controlled toys.
Using a Mindwave headset for measuring brain activity, an Arduino unit and a Processing script, a team of developers managed to hack together what you see in the video below. To move the car, you concentrate, and the car stops when you lose concentration.
This Scalextric slot car setup is controlled by the wearer of the Mindwave headset, but it’s a little tricky. Apparently Eric here was the one guy at B-Reel could get it to work properly, but reading seems to help (as it always does, Geeks). Check it out in action:
If you want to put your own together, there’s a great write-up here from B-Reel’s UK creative director Riccardo Giraldi.