I can’t believe it!! Its amazing. I came across some news article on Discovery news about a headset which can control your computer games by reading your mind.
Here is a quote from article:- “March 7, 2008 — Imagine controlling a video game by thought alone. Two weeks ago at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Emotiv Systems showcased a new device, the Epoc, designed to help you do just that.”
“We can calibrate the algorithm across a wide range of technologies with the same resolution you would get from placing an invasive chip inside the head,” said Le. The system takes as little as six seconds to calibrate itself to a user.
Well, I don’t know why one will need such a device. Because most gaming fans believe in having controls handy. And playing by mind can result being more difficult than playing with hand. Every Gamer is so much used to his joystick or mouse or whatever, he do not need to pay much attention to instruct his hand. I mean if someone is playing War game(e.g., Brothers in Arms) and sees the enemy in range, his hand automatically press the FIRE button. He don’t event blink once to do this. Will this mind reader be able to identify the right thoughts at right time? Lets wait until its out!!!
May be this gadget will come out as a real super duper hit product. I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Look at it, isn’t it cool. Well I am looking forward to have one, but I guess I will have to wait until I can afford $299.