Control games with the power of your mind

Posted By | On 16th, Jul. 2010

The recently unveiled Natal for the Xbox 360 will let gamers control what happens on-screen just by moving their body- but one company is going one step further, allowing you to control games simply with the power of your brain.

Mind control is a concept previously thought impossible, but technology design company Emotiv claim to have designed the worlds first headset that allows you to communicate your thoughts onto a games.

The Emotiv Epoc consists of 14 sensors that read the electrical signals from billions of nerve cells – or neurons – in the brain, which are communicated wirelessly to a computer.

Similar technology has been designed before- electroencephalography (EEG) headsets are used by hospitals to diagnose epilepsy. However the Emotiv Epoc comes at a unique pricepoint, costing only $300. It can also be connected to almost any domestic computer.

The BBC were on hand at the TED Global (Technology Entertainment and Design) conference in Oxford to give the headset a run through.

Thousands of the headsets have already been sold since being released last year for universities and schools, where it has mostly been used for construction applications. However, Emotiv says that it won’t be long until we will be able to play Tetris with our mind.

More through the link.

BBC


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

Steam Has More Outages Than Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – Report

Steam Has More Outages Than Xbox Live and PlayStation Network – Report

A report by Tooltester reveals that Steam experiences more outages than PlayStation and Xbox Live on average.

Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto Says He’s About to Make Divisive Career Decisions

Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto Says He’s About to Make Divisive Career Decisions

Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto doesn't expect all of his fans to be supportive of his career decisions this wee...

Evertried Is A Strategic Roguelite Coming To Consoles and PC Later This Year

Evertried Is A Strategic Roguelite Coming To Consoles and PC Later This Year

Lunic Games' Evertried is a roguelite with turn-based combat and will be releasing on all major platforms on O...

Fortnite Could Remain Blacklisted on iOS and Mac for 5 Years

Fortnite Could Remain Blacklisted on iOS and Mac for 5 Years

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney reveals that Fortnite is going to remain blacklisted on the Apple system for the fo...

Diablo 2: Resurrected Won’t Support Nvidia DLSS at Launch

Diablo 2: Resurrected Won’t Support Nvidia DLSS at Launch

Vicarious's graphics lead Kevin Todisco also confirms that there's no timetable to announce at present, though...

Metroid Dread Reveals Several New Locations and Enemies

Metroid Dread Reveals Several New Locations and Enemies

In the newest volume of Metroid Dread Report, Nintendo talks about the various locations on Planet ZDR, as wel...