Headset allows control of video games by mind power

Sydney Morning Herald reports the development by Australian company Emotiv Systems of the EPOC headset which will retail in the US for US$299

Featuring 14 sensors that measure electrical impulses from the brain, the headset – which plugs into the PC’s USB port – will enable games to register facial expressions, emotions and even cognitive thoughts, allowing players to perform in-game actions just by visualising them.

The headset works in a similar way to voice recognition, in that it must first be calibrated using Emotiv’s software to recognise patterns in the user’s electrical brain impulses, which are used to perform 30 preset actions.

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