Friday, January 18th 2008

OCZ Demos Mind Controlled Gaming Device

It looks like OCZ is planning the future of gaming with its Neural Impulse Actuator – the world’s first gaming control system that allows users to play games by monitoring muscle movement, brain waves and eye movement. After calibration, the device allows the wearer to carry out actions such as moving, turning, strafing and changing weapons without needing a keyboard, simply by thinking what they want to do. This allows for more fluid gameplay and faster reactions – things that are essential to hardcore gamers. The mouse is still used to aim, but absolutely no keyboard inputs are required. Apparently the device is almost ready to go into production, and has been designed to take advantage of DirectX and multithreading as much as possible to minimise the performance impact. There are no details on pricing or availability yet, but if OCZ has its way, gaming could be very different in a few years time.

Source: DailyTech
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25 Comments on OCZ Demos Mind Controlled Gaming Device

#1
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
this could be interesting.
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#2
Hawk1
Very interesting. Price may be an arm and a leg, and I'll believe it when I see it in full production. I still remember the Virtual Reality days and how that was supposed to take off and change gaming - and we know how well that worked out.
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#3
Cold Storm
Battosai
:wtf: Let me see the video of him doing that and I'll be impressed. the game is still standing... who knows if its real or not??? well from the pictures at lease...
Look at the guy! He looks half baked..:roll:
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#4
Steevo
Free bag of weed & rhoom mix to smoke with every purchase makes you feel really in the game.
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#5
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Steevo
Free bag of weed & rhoom mix to smoke with every purchase makes you feel really in the game.
hey, for the price it might be good to throw in a little bit of something something.
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#6
effmaster
Checkout the cool G15 keyboard in the second picture.
y oh my these people sure know their stuff
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#7
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: effmaster
Checkout the cool G15 keyboard in the second picture.
y oh my these people sure know their stuff
I'm glad they know something... because they sure don't know how to take pictures... or if not talking, releasing the pictures to the public... IMO
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#8
snuif09
i have a virtual boy and i think it wil fail just like that

but in combo with zalmans 3d screen it can be awesome
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#9
newconroer
Neat and all, but having to 'set it up' is what concerns me. What a possible nightmare that might be...


Until a piece of hardware can actually monitor and determine brain sensory and convert that into the 'keyboard movement,' then I don't feel impressed.

This is a step in the right direction, so to speak, but for now it's just a gimmick.
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#11
ShadowFold
I wonder if you could type with that! I could write a book in minutes!
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#12
Sasqui
by: ShadowFold
I wonder if you could type with that! I could write a book in minutes!
Hahahaha

Could it really be on the market within the next 5 years & will it deliver? Who knows.

Could see one problem - if multiple users are trying to control the same device (especially married couples). I guess there needs to be some sort of tactile feedback or electro-shock feedback, LOL :rolleyes:
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#13
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: spud107
http://youtube.com/watch?v=BKd_AJUUT7Q
all right...I see the video and the guy moving the mouse... so... he's thinking of shooting??? I didn't even see the guy fire the gun but it happened. So, is it him or isn't it???
IMO i think that was a video... don't know yet...
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#14
Morgoth
how long does it take until your brain got used to the controls of the game?
do i need to think like this walk forward go left shoot shoot shoot jump duck walk left right strafe left walk forward? or like we do it in real life walking with out thinking abouth it ?
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#15
AphexDreamer
Guys, This has a potential far more greater than useing it to play games. Imagine being able to visualize a word, sentence or maybe even a paragraph and it just gets typed in or maybe even like copyed and pasted out from your mind and to your computer.

Screw Microsofts voice recognition! Just think about clicking start and whala, your start menu pops open.

This indeed could be the shit, if they manage to take it beyond gameing and to the buisness world.:rockout:
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#16
Cold Storm
Battosai
Yeah, your right Aphex. If they can do that then sweetness! Can't wait for it to happen.
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#17
Irish_PXzyan
The future is near ladies :D oh its finaly here :D
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#18
regan1985
if any1 can game while having a die on they should get a price, this is the future but some how it would be a headline if it worked
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#19
Conti027
it also makes you loss hair!!!! ahhhhh. lol
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#20
effmaster
by: AphexDreamer
Guys, This has a potential far more greater than useing it to play games. Imagine being able to visualize a word, sentence or maybe even a paragraph and it just gets typed in or maybe even like copyed and pasted out from your mind and to your computer.

Screw Microsofts voice recognition! Just think about clicking start and whala, your start menu pops open.

This indeed could be the shit, if they manage to take it beyond gameing and to the buisness world.:rockout:
Lets hope that words or phrases do not get typed out that you do not want to be typed out.

Also I forsee some major privacy intrusions for husbands and wives for example: The wife decides to put it on her husband while he is sleeping hence she will get words as to what he is dreaming of. shes thinking (is it true that he really would want to be getting laid by some other woman) well she would probably find out what kind of dreams hes having in words. Thank god they still cant put what a persons thinking into visual pictures lol:laugh::laugh: that would be very disturbing im sure.
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#21
-2kill-
by: AphexDreamer
Guys, This has a potential far more greater than useing it to play games. Imagine being able to visualize a word, sentence or maybe even a paragraph and it just gets typed in or maybe even like copyed and pasted out from your mind and to your computer.

Screw Microsofts voice recognition! Just think about clicking start and whala, your start menu pops open.

This indeed could be the shit, if they manage to take it beyond gameing and to the buisness world.:rockout:
If it could do what you were thinking on the desktop wouldn't it automatically just open up a browser and start looking up pr0n?
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#22
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Kind of scary if you think about it. Whats to stop them from controlling you?
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#23
AphexDreamer
by: WarEagleAU
Kind of scary if you think about it. Whats to stop them from controlling you?
Well so far it reads your mind and it does not give commands(at least I hope not). Besides I'd think people wouldn't buy it if it controlled peoples minds.:)
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#24
AphexDreamer
by: effmaster
Lets hope that words or phrases do not get typed out that you do not want to be typed out.

Also I forsee some major privacy intrusions for husbands and wives for example: The wife decides to put it on her husband while he is sleeping hence she will get words as to what he is dreaming of. shes thinking (is it true that he really would want to be getting laid by some other woman) well she would probably find out what kind of dreams hes having in words. Thank god they still cant put what a persons thinking into visual pictures lol:laugh::laugh: that would be very disturbing im sure.
Actually, I like that idea. If you can't remeber what you were dreaming of last night, just look at Microsoft office and you can read every thing, KOOL!!.

I hope they do assigne key thoughts to keyboard keys. If they can make so you can move, I am sure they will be able to do something like I thought.
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#25
D3aDl0cK
If playing with this, you´d be better offline....otherwise buying intentions and other information will be directly forwarded to google ;)

But i love this sort of future stuff :respect:
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