Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wireless EEG headset for your future gaming needs, coming in 2008

Looks awesome. Would be cool to use this for brain therapies (neurofeedback for ADHD, and other biofeedback treatments).

From corante:

"Emotiv Systems has developed a new interface for human computer interaction. Project Epoc is basically a beautifully designed EEG system that connects wirelessly with all game platforms from consoles to PCs. Neurosky is another developer of sexy brain sensorware that collects brainwave signals, eye movements, and other bio-signals which are captured and amplified via their patented dry-active sensor technology. While NeuroSky's headset has one electrode, Emotiv Systems has developed a gel-free headset with 18 sensors. Besides monitoring basic changes in mood and focus, Emotiv's bulkier headset detects brain waves indicating smiles, blinks, laughter, even conscious thoughts and unconscious emotions. Players can kick or punch their video game opponent - without a joystick or mouse."

The commercial version supposedly comes out in 2008.

Check out their website for the PR video.


Kelly Williams said...

I'd just like to go on record as the first person to use the term "mind mouse" as a nickname for this device. :-)

David J Barnes said...

Mind mouse is an excellent term! I reserved my headset today. Can't wait to get my hands on this thing.