The Emotiv mind-reading headset, according to some reports, is ready for the real world. Sort of.
Sensors in the headset read electrical signals in your brain, and software interprets this data, allowing users to manipulate objects on a computer screen just by thinking. But don't get too excited—you're not going to be navigating the Web fingers-free. The company says the headset will go on sale this Christmas, and customers will be able to use it with certain games.
It's not clear what you'll be able to do, but the future of this device is going to be pretty interesting—Emotiv is planning to work with IBM to develop new applications. And let's be honest, even if the first iteration just amounts to moving things around on screen with your mind, that would still be pretty wild. Wildness worth $299 though? That's up to you.
This seems like a really intresting controler. It would be col to just opperate and manuver object around on the screen by just thinking about it. Also my mother said she would like it because she has a hard time playing video games for a long time because her fingers can get numb. The price of 299, doesn't seem that bad. Considering if one were to total the amount of viedo games that could be in an average household could be more than 299.
is the human race seriously getting so lazy that we cant push a mouse around and click buttons? we have to have the most simplist things handsfree; phones, games, cars that park themselves, and now computers. dont get me wrong i think the technology is beautiful but i think it could be used in better feilds than our homes, like in the military. just "think" one person could control a small robot with that controller under a hat. there wouldnt be any bulky controlers giving him away to an enemy.
im not sure on the limits of this device, but the applications seem pretty limitless, why drop it in a house where some lazy person is only gonna play yahoo pool with it? it should be put to better use first.
I think this controller has significant promise for those with disabilities. Instead of just thinking lazy game players would use it, imagine if a quadriplegic were to be able to use his or her computer to access the internet or communicate via email? Just by thinking where the cursor should move. Don't just focus on gaming. Think about the bigger picture!
realy cool but I think that I would wate untill they come out with a better one with more functions
I would think that this would be a very inaccurate mouse for those who are easily distracted, as they might send mixed messages. However, I think that this is very promising...
I can see this thing not only as a tool for entertainment, but also as a significant tool to help the disabled. Entertainment is not the only focus for this product. This would help people who cannot talk to talk, but at the same time those who cannot talk could also kick butt in some crazy video games.
Perhaps we could get steven hawking to try it out for us?
I would love to have something like that even for a simple game like pong.Defineately worth $300
Do you guys even read the comments? Half the stuff on here is just repeated. Also pmgj13 although being able to control a army of robots would be a good advantage you are kind of overestimating this technology and robotics technology which are both years away from anything near what you are talking about.
thats very nice but the article needs to tell us what kind of games we can play. also if its only for games then there is no point because i have 2 hands and still young. now if this device had some range and i can web browse and play game from a didtance with no latency or lagg then for $300 id go for it most definitly!
Looks Like this was developed by the Memory Hacker, Im sure this is just one of the many prototypes being developed for the gaming industry, but whats fully developed for the military? Im sure since this program interperets and creates brainwaves it has much more capability then just gaming, like augmented reality, un-human capabilitys like infared and gamma light viewing, and even reading another persons thoughts. And worse of all I bet it applys to part 15 of the FCC RULES. O well, Sit back at watch it take flight. Get Ready for 2010
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