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Prevent car accidents using EEG technology

When you need to stop your car immediately your brain sends a signal to your legs and you hit the brakes. However, even the fastest response to that signal from your brain is usually too slow to prevent something terrible from happening if it’s right in front of you. That’s where technology steps in. Using EEG technology scientists have been able to help a car break much earlier, something that would prevent accidents. Instead of your legs having to interpret the signal from your brain the car will do it for you, bypassing the body’s system that is often too slow. The car brakes earlier and in many cases a tragic accident can be avoided. So far the results show that braking distance has been increased by roughly four meters (about 13 feet). That’s enough to prevent or lessen the damage of almost any accident.