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Chaotic Moon Labs' Board of Imagination is a motorized skateboard controlled only by your mind

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Chaotic Moon Labs has announced the follow-up to its Board of Awesomeness: the Board of Imagination, a motorized skateboard controlled by the power of thought.

Chaotic Moon Labs' Board of Imagination
Chaotic Moon Labs' Board of Imagination

We were impressed by Chaotic Moon Labs' Board of Awesomeness, a motorized skateboard that used your hand as a virtual gas pedal, when we took it for a spin at CES. Now the company is back with a follow-up called the Board of Imagination — that's controlled by the power of thought. The rider wears a wireless Emotiv EPOC headset, which picks up signals from their brain. They simply visualize themselves reaching some point in the distance, imagining the speed at which they'd like to travel, and the board propels itself ahead. Perhaps even more impressive, the computer behind the device is the same front-mounted Samsung tablet that powered its predecessor, running a copy of the Windows 8 Developer Preview. Chaotic Moon Labs is also planning to open-source the code behind the board, and will be updating its site soon with links to the appropriate repositories.

With an 800 watt motor capable of hitting speeds of up to 32 miles per hour, we're sure the question of safety will come up eventually (the Board of Awesomeness featured a kill switch to help prevent any accidents). Still, when you're controlling a board with the power of your mind, is safety really going to be the first thing you're thinking about?