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Shift Gears With Your Mind When Riding the Toyota Prius Concept Bike

Imagine yourself shifting into a lower gear on your bike. Now imagine that imagining yourself shifting could actually shift your bike. Confused? Don’t be, just have a look on this new concept Toyota bike from a Pittsburgh-based design house named Deeplocal who is adding a neuro upgrade to their special bike.

“the system lets riders command an electronic shifter with their own brain waves captured by a helmet stuffed with neurotransmitters.”

As part of Toyota Prius Project No. 11, the company outfitted the seat post of a Parlee PXP aero road bike with a wireless transmitter, allowing users to remotely shift gears with a smartphone. Deeplocal’s designers then added a set of neuron transmitters to a helmet and re-programmed the PXP to communicate with them — meaning, in theory, that riders could control the bike’s gears by simply thinking about it. Source: engadget.com

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