Feeds

Stress-busting videogame controlled by thoughts

Keep your brain on the ball

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

Now that Euro 2008 is over, footie fans can keep their minds active until next season with a stress-busting football videogame controlled only by brainwaves. Well, wealthy ones, at least...

Can't see the video? Download Flash Player from Adobe.com

Mindball players won’t get paid £100,000 per week, but distributor Vivifeye claims the game will teach players ways to better manage their stress levels. That’s because the game, which controls a ball’s movement with brainwaves, is tuned into alpha and theta waves, commonly associated with alert concentration and low anxiety.

Opponents sit at either end of a specially designed table with a thin ‘pitch’ down the middle, along which rolls a small white ball. Each gamer also wears a brainwave monitoring headband.

Instead of urging gamers to think only about pushing the ball forwards into the rival’s goal though, Mindball’s ball will only move forward when the player is relaxed enough.

Both players control the same ball, so to regain the upper-hand the rival gamer has to discover how to become more relaxed.

Unfortunately, a punch-bag might be a more cost-effective option because Mindball will set you back at least £3500 (€4400/7000).

Intelligent flash storage arrays

More from The Register

next story
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.