May 25, 2011

Brain Controlled Game List

Over the last few years there have been a few entries into the Brain Controlled Interface Arena. I'm sure this is only the beginning. Some of them are quite inexpensive and quite fun like Mattel's Mindflex which just came out with a sequel to it in Mindlfex Duel where by opponents can go in a head to head competition.

 So without further ado here is a short list of entries into this space that are available now.

1)Mattel's Mindflex Game
 - The idea is to move a ball higher(vertically) the harder you concentrate and to move the ball to the side(horizontally) you and are required to adjust the knob on the base of the game. There are 5 different obstacle challenges to try out and the board is adjustable so you can create your own. What we found was fun was to use it together. One of use would move the dial while the other used the headband. We would also time each other to see who could do it the fastest. You can read my full review of it here
2)Mindflex Duel Game
- Mindflex Duel is for the most part the same game as above except it lets two players engage in battles of intense "mind-eye" concentration.

3)Emotiv Epoch has 5 video games to date on their website. 2 are free right now. They are also working with game developers like Mind technologies to make more games in the future.

4)Star Wars Science - Force Trainer
-Another entry into the kids market in which you also have to move a ball. You can check out my full review of it here .
5)I-phone PLX X-wave- is a brainwave to iPhone interface which allows you to control iPhone apps at will. There are also a couple games available to play on the iPhone specifically for the X-wave

6)Neurosky's Mindwave headset is now available on amazon which you can find here MindWave Mobile with MyndPlay.

7)Interaxon Muse: The Brain Sensing Headband - Black. You can also get a couple games like "zenbound" for the iPad

8)OCZ OCZMSNIA NIA - Neural Impulse Actuator-OCZ’s Neural Impulse Actuator (nia) marks a new era in gaming. Rather than being a substitute for a mouse, the nia is a pioneering new peripheral to be used in conjunction with your mouse for a more immersive gaming experience.
Immerse Yourself into the Game!
The nia is compatible with any PC game using keyboard input… past, present, or future. Predefined profiles included with the software allow the gamer to develop their own nia—memory to launch the desired behavior of their character and shoot with the "blink of an eye", without lifting a finger.

Become Your Character
Streaming biopotentials into the computer and witnessing real-time feedback through the game will result in a novel way to experience virtual reality. Enter a virtual world where abstractions like keyboard commands are replaced by intentions converted into tensions and translated into command structures.

Where others have to practice reaction times, you can use reflex-based game play to get the better of your opponents by cutting your reaction time by 50%.

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