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Games and Technology: Awesome Post by Davoid, in Thought-driven game controller

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Australian company planning to release EEG driven game controller

I'm not actually sure how well this is going to work and it's a little steep in price but the concept certainly sounds pretty damn neat (and because I tend to blow money on novelty if it's at all positive I'll probably end up getting one).

The basic idea is that the system functions somewhat like an EEG machine in that it measures electrical potentials across your head like an EEG does, and can then be calibrated to execute certain commands based on those. I'm skeptical how well this could work in practice, but in theory I can imagine some decent uses - it's all going to depend I guess on how hard you have to "think" in order to set if off, and how easy it is to set it off unintentionally.

Still - the obvious thing I'd like to do is hook it up to a Mechwarrior game and try playing with my own neuro-helmet.
Forum: Games and Technology
Post: Thought-driven game controller
Posted by: Davoid

Original Content:
I hope it has rumble!

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  • FunkyWaltDoggFunkyWaltDogg Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    I chuckled.

    Burnage wrote:
    FWD is very good at this game.
  • ErandusErandus Registered User
    edited May 2008
    I didn't.

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    edited May 2008
    scratchin' my head here

  • Randall_FlaggRandall_Flagg Registered User
    edited May 2008
    because then your brain would vibrate

    it's a funny mental image, people

  • AydrAydr Registered User
    edited May 2008

    IT gets funnier the more you think about it.

    Just imagine a game that makes the helmet rumble based on player distress. Then imagine it rumbling harder and harder as you get more and more disoriented by the shaking helmet.

    Then imagine the player being a screaming, spasming little kid.

    DeMoN wrote: »
  • HenroidHenroid Nobody Nowhere fastRegistered User regular
    edited May 2008
    It was funny, but not awesome. And now I have to hit up the thread to comment on the Mechwarrior part (that was more awesome than the joke).

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