A brain-computer interface is
|“||[a] system which allows the user to interact with a virtual reality environment using brain waves.||”|
|“||a direct communication pathway between the brain or nervous system of a human or animal (or cultures of neural cells or neural networks in cultures) and an external device, which is usually a computer.||”|
"BCIs can be used to help repair, assist or augment human cognitive or sensory–motor functions. Early experimental applications include a brain–controlled helicopter and legs. It should be noted that there is a growing concern over the potential vulnerability of such systems to hacking."
- ↑ Consolidated List of Glossary Terms.
- ↑ Technology and Innovation Futures, at 20.
- ↑ Id. (footnote references omitted).