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The Emotiv Mind-Reading Headset

The future is upon us! Looking through the latest Wired magazine, I found a short article about a headset for PC gaming that literally reads your mind. No need for a keyboard, mouse, or joystick – this $300 piece of equipment will control whatever game you’re playing just by reading your brain’s electrical signals. You want to move a box? Imagine it being moved in your head, and it will move accordingly. In a bad mood? The background and lighting will change to darker colors. See some enemies ahead of you? Scare them off with intimidating facial expressions. This has all been accomplished in the official Emovtiv game.

This thing sounds too good to be true, but reading about IGN.com’s “minds-on” demo of the Emotiv game using the Emotiv EPOC gave me the impression that it really works. On the official Emotiv website, there’s still talk of pre-ordering the headset, so it’s not out yet. However, it is expected to be released by the end of 2008. Also of note is a video on the website of someone controlling a motorized wheelchair with the device. Needless to say, this is one headset to keep your eye on.

Emotiv website

IGN demo of Emotiv game

By Josh60502

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  1. Javier
    February 6, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I want this head set, where can i get it????????????????/

  2. February 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Javier, you can probably get this headset at the Emotiv website if anywhere.

    http://www.emotiv.com/

  1. February 28, 2009 at 2:03 am

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