Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mind Over Computer

Using non-invasive elctroencephalography (EEG), Emotiv's neuro-headset offers unprecedented brain-to-computer interfacing without forests of electrodes, trained technicians, or thousands of dollars. Intended for consumers, the "Epoc" will hit the market later this year for just $299.

Users in virtual environments will be able to pick up and interact with items solely by imagining the act. Capable of detecting over 30 actions and emotions, the headset's uses also include more realistic real-time avatar facial expressions -- wink, and your avatar winks.

3 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

If I use this for dating, does that mean I can buy her virtual dinner using virtual money?...

Anonymous said...

Sure, if all you want is virtual love or sex or both. Or a virtual relationship. Facsimiles are not reality.

Anonymous said...

After failing at too many instances of the real thing, I'm ready for virtual romance!...