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Brainwave-Controlled RPG from Square Enix

October 9, 2008

NeuroSky, Inc., the leading manufacturer of “wearable” consumer bio-sensors, announced today the unveiling of a brainwave-controlled video game at the Tokyo Game Show 2008 in Makuhari, Japan, on October 9 and 10. This exciting and entertaining demonstration is based on a new game concept being jointly developed with Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix).

The technical demonstration developed with Square Enix operates in conjunction with Windows PC machines and features the NeuroSky commercial headset, MindSet™. The recently introduced MindSet is capable of interfacing to a variety of gaming platforms, including PC, console and mobile. It resembles a pair of headphones, with a single electrode contacting the user’s forehead while reading the player’s brainwave information, or EEG data. The headset registers the current state of relaxation or concentration of players, allowing them to perform a variety of actions within the game

Source: Business Wire via Slashdot

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2 comments

  1. I knew this was coming anytime soon. Next thing you know, it will be brain wave user interface on about almost anything computer.


  2. Yup, those devices will be ubiquitous! Also they will help people who can’t communicate or move normally.

    Actually, US military sponsored a research that will allow communication without verbalization. Since communication in the combat is very short and precise, it would not be too hard to achieve this for simple tasks.



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