Every gamer’s wet dream—controlling the game with your mind—may soon be a reality.
Made by Emotiv, its called Project Epoc, and will be demo’d at the Game Developer’s Conference this week. This wireless headset if fitted with sensors which, I only guess, can detect changes in blood flow in brain regions. That seems like it would be ridiculously expensive, though. [Edit: Actually it uses EEGs!]
It is connected to different game platforms (from consoles to PCs) wirelessly, enabling gamers to control and influence a game purely by the power of the mind alone. This means even the disabled will be able to duke it out with everybody else. It would be nice to see this technology filter down into more practical applications like helping the disabled control everyday appliances.
But, what’s that funky looking pack on the back? Totally messes up the sleek design. Speaking of which, does anyone else think this thing might be a high-tech rip-off of Nintendo’s Virtual Boy?
Hopefully it will have more lasting success though.