Electronic Devices Controlled With Your Mind
The smart technologies based on BCI (brain–computer interface) principles are really fascinating, due to them you can make your gadget do what you want. For along time it has been only an integral part of sci-fi movies, however, time flies and here are the 6 gripping electronic devices already available for sale.
Star Wars Science Force Trainer ($35): It comprises a wireless headset, a ping-pong ball and a clear plastic tube with a fan beneath. When you’re concentrated, your brain activity makes the fan turn up and blow a ping-pong ball up a tube.
Mindflex ($47): In this game the object is to conduct the ball through hoops, hurdles, funnels and a seesaw. It is your concentration that controls both the fan strength, and the height of the foam ball; the ball’s horizontal movement through the course is controlled with a knob.
Mindflex Duel ($44): In this game you can challenge your dude to a duel, cause it is a two-headset version of the Mindflex, in which your mind controls the lateral moves of the sliding fan.
Neural Impulse Actuator ($107): It is a Windows game-playing accessory that allows you to control game functions with your thoughts: e.g. set it to trigger left-clicks or to make your character move or act.
MindSet ($199): This is not only a Bluetooth headset fit for Skype calls and so on, it is also an EEG headset. The software features s a simple “brain-wave monitor” app; the developer kit enables programmers to come up with their own MindSet-driven software.
EPOC ($299): Emotiv’s wired headset has 16 contacts, that are to be wet with saline solution for a better contact, in order to get a higher sensitivity. A few starter games and monitors will get you started, however the most intersting about it is the software development kit.