BRAIN AND COMPUTER INTERFACE company Neurosky has launched a mind control headset to play games with.
3D? So 2010. Gesture control multitouch? How quaint. We have seen the future of gaming and it is mind control.
Using telekinesis to zap pixels is the next logical step in gaming and the brain to computer interface has already made it's debut with Neurosky's mind control technology.
The company pilfered medical science research to produce something far more interesting for fanbois lapping up next generation gaming technology.
Dubbed the Mind Wave, the technology made an appearance as last year's Star Wars Force Trainer where fanbois got to use the gizmo to become a Jedi. Who needs medical applications for a brain and computer interface when you can become a Jedi instead?
But Neurosky wanted a slice of the market itself and has released it's own Mind Wave headset. The kit looks far less clumsy than we expected. If it was the eighties it would be a colander with conductive spikes that stuck into the brain itself. But this is much smaller gizmo with just one lightweight mind sensing band going across the forehead and with a mic out in the front.
You aren't going to be hooking it up to your PCs or consoles for triple A gaming titles just yet fanbois. Console users can't it at all but it does work on a PC and Mac. Again, it looks like no big games developers have jumped on board to release mind control titles. However it does have 12 bespoke games and comes with Myndplay software, which is a mind control media player.
Neurosky wants to roll out an apps store soon and is selling the Mind Wave headset now for €99. µ
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