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The Other Peripherals section explores more add-ons and fundamentals for your computer, such as webcams, sound cards and brain-computer interfaces. Explore other peripherals and add-ons for your computer, such as webcams, sound cards and brain-computer interfaces.

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How Brain-computer Interfaces Work

Imagine being able to transmit signals that would allow a blind person to see directly into his or her brain. For severely disabled people, the brain-computer interface could be the most important technological breakthrough in decades.


How to Move Pictures from a Memory Card to a Laptop

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How will humans interface with computers in the future?

How will humans interface with computers in the future?

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How Thought-Controlled Wheelchairs Work

How Thought-Controlled Wheelchairs Work

Thought-controlled wheelchairs intercept signals from the brain using an ambient audeo system. Read more about how thought-controlled wheelchairs work. See more »

How Brain-computer Interfaces Work

How Brain-computer Interfaces Work

Brain-computer interfaces allow you to manipulate computers and machinery with your thoughts. Learn more about brain-computer interface technology. See more »

How Webcams Work

How Webcams Work

If you have been exploring the Web for any length of time, then you have run across any number of Webcams in your travels. If there is something that you would like to monitor remotely, a Webcam makes it easy. Learn the steps you can take to put up your own simple Web camera. See more »