Monday, March 3rd 2008

OCZ Technology Enters Mass Production of its Neural Impulse Actuator

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and components for enthusiasts and gamers, is pleased to announced the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) has begun mass production and launch into channel is imminent. A prototype was debuted last year at CeBIT 2007 which generated a newfound excitement in the global gaming community.

Neural Impulse Actuator - The Future of Immersive Gaming
OCZ saw an exciting opportunity to enhance the gaming experience and take PC gameplay to new heights. The NIA is not a replacement for a mouse but rather a pioneering new peripheral designed to provide an immersive experience for gamers. The NIA is the first commercially available BCI (brain-computer interface) specifically for PC gamers.

“Advances in hardware and software allow today’s games to offer consumers an exceptional entertainment experience, and we wanted to take the next step by immersing gamers into these environments with the innovative new NIA,” stated Ryan Petersen, CEO of the OCZ Technology Group. “The NIA radically changes the ways that gamers can interact and control elements within games, and can be configured in a matter of minutes for any game that is already published or will be released.”

The commands are easily assigned with the NIA’s user-friendly software and are calibrated based on the individual’s physiology and personal preferences. Each of the Actuator’s signals can be assigned to a specific keystroke on the keyboard or a mouse button; consequentially, gamers can run, jump, and fire faster all without “lifting a finger.” Because the NIA converts EEG (electroencephalograph) signals into specified keystrokes, the device can be used with any software. Upon proper configuration, the NIA will allow users to control PC games without the use of a keyboard and minimal use of a mouse.

The final version of the NIA uses a sleek metal housing, a USB 2.0 interface, and streamlined headband with carbon “dry” interface sensors. Due to the anticipation surrounding the release of the NIA, OCZ will be demoing the mass production device and begin accepting orders at the CeBIT 2008 in Hannover, Germany.Source: OCZ Technolody
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10 Comments on OCZ Technology Enters Mass Production of its Neural Impulse Actuator

#1
Hawk1
Sounds great if it works as it's supposed to (initial bugs I'm sure), but at what price I want to know:D
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imperialreign
by: Hawk1
Sounds great if it works as it's supposed to (initial bugs I'm sure), but at what price I want to know:D
I'd reckon one of those "wrap-around" monitors that we saw qoulc prob be fetched for a similar price :D
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Mussels
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these things are fun. you look like such an idiot with them, and voice chat becomes impossible due to the face muscles in use.
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#4
ShadowFold
I smell cancer... how much are these anyway I cant find a price
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: ShadowFold
I smell cancer... how much are these anyway I cant find a price
you can smell cancer? nice ability!

These things arent actively sensing anything, its just when your face muscles move.
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ShadowFold
by: Mussels
you can smell cancer? nice ability!

These things arent actively sensing anything, its just when your face muscles move.
Oh.. well I bet some researchers will find something in it that gives you cancer :rolleyes:
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Mussels
Moderprator
by: ShadowFold
Oh.. well I bet some researchers will find something in it that gives you cancer :rolleyes:
scientists recently learned that 100% of people who are born, die.
They have now concluded birth as the #1 killer in todays world.
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dj_dn
by: Mussels
scientists recently learned that 100% of people who are born, die.
They have now concluded birth as the #1 killer in todays world.
I'm going to quote this from now on, lol. :roll:
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#9
powerwolf
You must think in Russian. ☭:cool:
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#10
tkpenalty
by: Mussels
scientists recently learned that 100% of people who are born, die.
They have now concluded birth as the #1 killer in todays world.
ROFL.
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