(Edited by nullnullnull (1474), Mar 19, 2007)Play Games using only your Brain
nullnullnull (1474), Mar 19, 2007
Hardware enthusiast Mad Shrimps is reporting that memory oem, OCZ Technologies, is planning on releasing a device to control your computer using only your brain. Named the OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator, it looks like a headband with electroleads connected to a PC.
"The NIA separates three different areas of neural and myographic signals: electro oculographic, which tracks and responds to movement of the eye, electro encephalographic signals, which tracks brain waves (activity) and myographic signals, which tracks muscles movement.
These signals are decoded and combined to help link certain commands on the PC to inputs from the electrodes on the user's head. A fully functional brain can generate as much as 10 Watts of electrical power!"
When I first heard of the Wii-mote I thought, "Boy, is that dumb." Of course after some hands on time with the device I soon realized how wrong I was. Is the NIA the input device of the future? Will hand-eye coordination be a thing of the past?
Brian? You guys are getting too close...
(Edited by Happy Rabbi (1250), Mar 19, 2007)Re: Play Games using only your Brian
Happy Rabbi (1250), Mar 19, 2007
Sounds interesting... but it would feel kinda gay using and touching some guy called Brian to play my games.
Happy Rabbi Wrote:
Go back to California, Brian! ;)
Happy Rabbi Wrote:
higher scores though!
A year or so ago I saw something like that on T.V. Someone was moving a red dot around to form letters and spell their name. Very interesting, but playing games like that would probably be a little weird... or boring.
Yarps. Fixed. I really shouldn't edit my own stuff. I type Brian so often that my fingers do it when my brain says to do otherwise.
Assuming it doesn't suck and doesn't cost $12000 per unit, they could be on to something here. I honestly can't count the number of times I've died because my finger pressed the wrong key in an FPS game or the wrong hotkey in an RTS game. It's still experimental technology at this stage but it could really change the way games are played.
This device could help people like me, who have problems with dexterity. This could be very promising for handicapped people like me.
You know, that`s even more weirder.
Hey, does your wife know about that?..
Don't worry, my brian does the same thing. :-)
"They call me THE BRAIN...... it used to be Brian and then I changed some letters around"
/obscure reference to cancelled New Get Smart! Series in the 90s
Oh, I was actually thinking Brian "The Brain" Johnson from The Breakfast Club
Matt Neuteboom Wrote:
And I was actually thinking of Life of Brain...