Spanning more than 3000 km across Canada, InteraXon's Bright Ideas allows visitors to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver to control the lights at major Landmarks in Ontario using thought alone – making it the largest thought-controlled computing installation ever created. Light displays on Toronto’s CN Tower, Ottawa’s Parliament Buildings, and Niagara Falls will be entirely controlled by people’s thoughts.

“The McGuinty Government is excited to have InteraXon participate at Ontario House during the 2010 Olympic Games. This unique attraction showcases three of our tourism icons in an innovative, exciting and interactive way,” says Michael Chan, Ontario Minister of Tourism and Culture.

Users will have the chance to experience the latest in Ontario technology innovation at InteraXon’s Bright Ideas installation. “Imagine controlling anything without the touch of a button – expanding your ability to change the world beyond your physical self. It gives you a sense of the potential of the technology we are bringing into everyday life,” says InteraXon’s CEO Ariel Garten.

The headset used in the installation measures the brain’s electrical output and reacts to alpha waves, associated with relaxation, and beta waves, associated with concentration. As the users relax or focus their thoughts, the computer will send a message over the internet to the site they are viewing.