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    <strong>Students in Singapore Develop Mind-Controlled System</strong>

Thinking about turning on the television set? Well, hold that thought.

A new system developed by students in Singapore allows users to switch household appliances on and off using just their minds. The technology could be particularly useful for the physically disabled, who struggle with everyday tasks.

It works by reading out a list of appliances such as fans, television sets or lights though a headset. When users hear the one they want, they focus their minds on it. The headset picks up the brain signal, and sends it down a wire to a smartphone. The command is then transmitted to a control box, which carries it out.