Title: Play Video Games... with your MIND!
Drizen - March 24, 2008 09:57 PM (GMT)
|NEW YORK — Hands cramping up from too many video games?|
How about controlling games with your thoughts instead? Later this year, Emotiv Systems Inc. plans to start selling the $299 EPOC neuroheadset to let you do just that.
The headset's sensors are designed to detect conscious thoughts and expressions as well as "non-conscious emotions" by reading electrical signals around the brain, says the company, which demonstrated the wireless gadget at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The company, which unveiled a prototype last year, says the headset can detect emotions such as anger, excitement and tension, as well as facial expressions and cognitive actions like pushing and pulling objects.
The headset will be sold with a game developed by Emotiv, but it can also be made to work with existing PC games, the company said.
Users will also be able to access an online portal to play more games, chat or upload their own content such as music or photos.
Emotiv plans to work with IBM Corp. to explore applications beyond video gaming. The "brain computer interface" technology could transform not only gaming, but how humans and computers interact, said Paul Ledak, vice president of IBM's Digital Convergence business.
Anyone think this is going to get anywhere? I'd say it looks fairly interesting. Think of how cool it would be if the headset was used to detect every facial expression you're making. You could literally watch your character make the same expressions on screen.
Rsim - March 24, 2008 10:17 PM (GMT)
This looks awesome actually. The playing the games with your mind... I think won't work out well.
Gunnz - March 24, 2008 11:40 PM (GMT)
Things like this never get anywhere, just like virtual reality. Besides, I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time someone has attempted this.
Shadow - March 24, 2008 11:53 PM (GMT)
It's like a super charged version of the Wiimote.
emeraldichigo - March 25, 2008 12:12 AM (GMT)
i dont think this is gonna get anywere like gunnz said this isnt the first attempt
Pixel - March 25, 2008 12:25 AM (GMT)
Techno goes. This could work.
Drizen - March 25, 2008 12:29 AM (GMT)
I wouldn't be so quick to brush it off. Obviously they must be getting at least somewhat serious about it if IBM is taking an interest and helping further its development. Remember that IBM is behind much of the technology that goes into your current-day Xboxs and Playstations. The Virtual Boy was a very low-tech attempt at virtual reality and I wouldn't measure this kind of hardware to being classified in the same category of failure.
smelven - March 25, 2008 05:41 AM (GMT)
I think it sounds like an awesome idea, eventually I'm sure it will work either by them or someone else.
I would buy it if i had the cash
Bespa - March 25, 2008 06:00 AM (GMT)
Seen it all before, and it never gets anywhere. Besides, this is just a way to make gamers even less active while playing than we already are. Something like the wii is a step in the right direction, but this is a step backwards.
Drizen - March 25, 2008 07:55 PM (GMT)
The goal of video games isn't supposed to be about getting a workout. They are simply designed to entertain you, and if technology like this can make the experience more fun, then it is a step in the right direction. However, whether or not it does actually make games more fun has yet to be seen.
emeraldichigo - March 25, 2008 10:53 PM (GMT)
yer i supose i will give it chance it looks interesting but there is a doubt in my mind saying it isnt going to work
SDA - March 31, 2008 01:43 AM (GMT)
I Doubt This Will Work...Really. You Could Get Back Tracked For A Minute And Then Your Dead. So I'm In Doubt...
vampiric kitty sai - April 1, 2008 01:23 AM (GMT)
I honestly don't believe this will make it. . . I mean there are quite alot of flaws to work out. . So yah I doubt it'll work.
Shadow - April 1, 2008 02:01 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (vampiric kitty sai @ Mar 31 2008, 08:23 PM)|
| I honestly don't believe this will make it. . . I mean there are quite alot of flaws to work out. . So yah I doubt it'll work. |
Flaws? How so? The story never said anything about flaws.. ?
And plus people saying it won't work, whats with it working in the picture? :o
Covenant Killa - May 4, 2008 02:46 AM (GMT)
Seems to me that it could easily misinterpret your thoughts. But if I had cash I'd try it.
Shadow - May 4, 2008 03:39 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Covenant Killa @ May 3 2008, 09:46 PM)|
| Seems to me that it could easily misinterpret your thoughts. But if I had cash I'd try it. |
Well what makes you think it will misinterpret thoughts?
Covenant Killa - May 4, 2008 05:13 PM (GMT)
It just seems like it choose the wrong thought at the wrong time. Or something.
Superfiver - May 4, 2008 05:33 PM (GMT)
I think alot people think differently so it be easy for misinterpreted thoughts.
Shadow - May 4, 2008 05:51 PM (GMT)
But it doesn't interpret thoughts, that would be virtually impossible, instead it interprets electrical signals sent by your brain into your spinal cord to move muscles, and it can move the character accordingly. Every vertebrate on earth has this exact same action.
How they do this without diverting the current I don't know, or how they manage to catch the current without placing it directly on the nerves, I'm a bit interested in how they do it. :P