Brain Control

O.C.Z. Brain Controller. OCZ Technology are due to release thieir £100 ($200) "NIA" Brain Controller on the 21st of April this year. This device will enable users to map certain thought and muscle movements to individual key presses on a keyboard. With about an hours training - games are claimed to start to become accessible completely hands-free.

Having used something like this before - it's likely this controller will best suit slower paced game
s - but none the less - this looks exciting.

An alternative mind controller is the
Emotiv EPOC due in late 2008. Of historical note - Atari were working on something like this in 1984 with their "Mind Link", but never released it.

Via: Special Effect

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2 Responses to 'Brain Control'

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    That's a great product!
    It seems suitable for people who cannot control their movement like patients suffer from severe cerebral palsy or spinal cord injury. Do you have any successful trial for them?

  2. # Blogger

    I haven't personally - although I know Thomas Westin of has a great interest in this area - and might be worth contacting.

    Needless to say - shouldn't be too long before I or Special Effect get our hands on this and start field testing them.  

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