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JAPANESE scientists have devised a wheelchair powered by thought alone.
And the reaction time of an eighth of a second is almost as fast as humans can think.
The discovery has the potential to set a whole generation of handicapped or elderly people into motion, says Toyota, which funded the research into brain-wave technology.
The system, which uses a cap fitted with electrodes to read and analyse brain waves, is among the fastest of its kind in the world and takes just 125 milliseconds to respond.
Earlier systems take several seconds.
It means wheelchair drivers will merely have