Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Head games. BCI (Brain-controlled input) comes to Linux. Is “thinkput” for real?

STORY via Neurogadget >>

Think carefully about what you want.

I admit that the notion of thought-controlled interfaces or brain-controlled input sounds rather far out. But consumer products have been on the market for a number of years already, some reaching price points below $100.

If you haven’t had a chance to try any such mind-reading devices, you might want to track one down at a trade show or some other venue and give it a thought.

Here's a game for Linux that uses the $100 neuro-input device from NeuroSky. MindLabyrinth works together with the head-worn device to allow simple movements to be thought-in.

Is it time to start taking "mindput" seriously? For device vendors of all kinds, it’s something to think about.

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