Neurodildo: A Mind-Controlled Sex Toy with E-stim Feedback for People with Disabilities

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10715)

Abstract

In this paper we present the Neurodildo, a sex toy remotely controlled by brain waves, which is pressure sensitive and with electrical stimulation (e-stim) feedback. The sex toy enables long distance relationship couples to have an option to reduce the lack of physical interaction and it is also useful for people with motor disabilities, for example spinal cord injury, who have difficult to handle a commercial toy and who can’t go to a place for dating. The system consists in: the sex toy with Bluetooth and sensors, the brain-computer interface headset and the e-stim device, in addition to a computer for running the necessary software. The first user wears the headset and the e-stim device, and by focusing in trained patterns, he can control the vibration of the sex toy. The pressure applied to the sex toy by the second user is measured by sensors and transmitted to the first user, who feels muscles contraction. The goal of this project is to design a sex toy that may be helpful for couples living apart but for people with disabilities, who have few commercial options. In this paper we explain the background and motivation of our work, and then present the concept and design process of the Neurodildo.

Keywords

Teledildonics Brain-computer interface Spinal cord injury Long-distance relationships 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical Engineering - São Carlos School of Engineering (EESC)University of São PauloSão CarlosBrazil
  2. 2.Architecture and Urbanism College (FAU)University of São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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