An electroencephalography (EEG) headset is used to measure increases in mental concentration. The toy helicopter, called the Orbit, can then be configured so that the more the user concentrates, the higher it flies.

A toy helicopter controlled by nothing but brainwaves could be available to the public just in time to hover under this year’s Christmas tree.

Currently touted on crowd-funding website Kickstarter — where it has already exceeded its pledge goal twice over — the Orbit comes equipped with an electroencephalography (EEG) headset, capable of reading electrical activity along the scalp.

(via. http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/23/tech/orbit-brain-controlled-helicopter/index.html?hpt=hp_c3)