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Using Brain Waves To Control Computers
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 4 comments

CNN recently published an article examining attempts to create a device capable of allowing users to control their PCs with thought alone. The article examines The Emotiv EPOC headset, a device developed by Emotiv Systems which translates brain waves into commands. The article includes discussion of the technology's potential for gaming and beyond.

The EPOC detects and processes real time brain activity patterns (small voltage changes in the brain caused by the firing of neurons) using a device that measures electric activity in the brain.

In total, it picks up over 30 different expressions, emotions and actions.

President and co-founder of Emotiv Systems, Tan Le, said the brain-to-computer interface was undoubtedly the future for video games.

"Being able to control a computer with your mind is the ultimate quest of human-machine interaction. When integrated into games, virtual worlds and other simulated environments, this technology will have a profound impact on the user's experience."

Le envisaged the lines between games and reality continuing to blur.

"In the long run, the user's interactions with machines will more closely mimic our interactions with other humans. Our technology will ultimately bring communities of people closer together to richly share their experiences," he said.
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CNN: The Future Of Gaming Is In The Mind


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