Thought-operated game controller delayed
Epoc not working as planned
Launch of a headset that lets gamers control videogames using their brainwaves has been delayed, because the device doesn’t... er... work as planned.
Emotiv Systems' Epoc neuroheadset: delayed until next year
Emotiv Systems’ Epoc neuroheadset was paraded before drooling journalists in August this year at the Intel Developers Forum (IDF), along with a promise that it could detect the user’s brainwaves at the skull surface in order to manipulate objects in a game.
The only trouble was that it didn’t - a fault which the firm later blamed upon interference from other wireless transmitters at the IDF.
Nonetheless, Emotiv promised that the headset would be out in time for Christmas this year, priced at around $300 (£300/€235).
However, a spokesperson for the firm has since told website Big Download that Epoc now won’t be available until the company get working the way it wants it to, which is likely to be some point in 2009.
Christmas Day looks set to be much more mundane now.
Actually it could work...
...seeing as I am working with a similar device* at the moment. The device I have is basically just taking an EEG and interference isn't really a problem. The hard part is figuring out what the voltages you measured mean, which takes quite a bit of processing and some tricks.
Still I doubt that their device would work (well) as it is simply quite complicated technology and their device seems quite far from existing technology that I have seen.
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Of course it wont work , the kit required to diseminate between brain pinging and external interfearence will have to be so well tuned because even poor light switches would interfere with this technology let alone laptop screens and wizzing hard drives..cmon!! thats why similar experiments run in labs use Brain embedded probes in monkeys... weve a few more years yet for this to move out the gimmick phase
It seems from the marketing snaps that it either induces palsy or a stroke in the wearer...
seen this before....
Isnt that the SQID receptor sported by Raph Fiennes in Strange Days?