Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Brainy Stuff

Here's a pretty cool product for gamers. San Francisco based, Emotiv makes headset that uses a set of sensors to tune into electric signals naturally produced by the brain to detect player thoughts, feelings and expression. It connects wirelessly with all game platforms from consoles to PCs making it possible for games to be controlled and influenced by the player's mind.
In the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back, Jedi master Yoda uses the mysterious Force to lift Luke Skywalker's star fighter from a swamp by simply thinking about it. But when it comes to playing Star Wars computer games, gamers have to use a clumsier method to move the ship: pushing buttons on a control pad.

San Francisco-based Emotiv wants to give gamers Yoda-like powers. The startup, founded in 2003, is developing a technology that monitors a user's brain activity and interprets it to manipulate a game environment, such as lifting an object and spinning it around...

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Next Wave: Brainy Stuff
Red Herring Magazine : January 15 | 07
By Brad Howarth
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