British scientists are developing chip technology that could enable computers to be controlled by the mind.
Using sensors and wireless technology, light switches, televisions and computers could be controlled by thought, according to a Daily Mail report.
Dr Jon Spratley,who developed a prototype chip, said the idea is to help people who are unable to communicate or who are immobile.
"We are just trying to help people with severe communication problems or motor neurone disease -like Dr Stephen Hawking or Christopher Reeve," he said.
Spratley developed a prototype during his PhD at Birmingham University. He said what makes his project different to some already being carriedin the US is the use of wireless technology, which he said removes the risk of infection.