Tuesday, May 27th 2008

OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Available Soon

Back in January of last year, OCZ Technology for the first time demoed their unique gaming device the Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA). Showcased at the Computer Electronics Show 2007, the Impulse Actuator captured everyone's attention immediately. It aims to use human's brain power to control characters and other objects in games just like we ordinary do today with a keyboard, mouse or other game controllers. Now, some time after the first working prototype was displayed, OCZ Technology officials say that we should see the NIA in retail shops very soon. OCZ has updated its site to include the brain controller. First final samples are also starting to ship. Visit OCZ Forums for more information. Also if you want to have one, you can preorder it now from some of the major etailers such as NCIX.com for $159.99.

Source: XtremeSystems Forums
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28 Comments on OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator Available Soon

#1
sttubs
This should be interesting to follow.
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#2
ShadowFold
160$? No thanks... maybe for 50-70$ but not 160$.
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#3
Haytch
I want one.
Didnt the Russians invent this already back in the early 50's ? I want two!
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#4
intel igent
so this will be released with the cryo-Z?
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#5
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I want this. i want it just to be cool. My CS Skills will be amazing!
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#6
Megasty
I was waiting for something like this to show up :rockout:
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#7
Conti027
sweet. might pick it up if it works well.
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#8
yogurt_21
by: malware
OCZ has updated its site to include the brain controller.
lol freudian slip there? watch out ocz is out to control your brain!
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#9
a111087
i think that it might actually be well worth the price, but i'll wait for a review
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#10
SpookyWillow
so its not actually thought controlled like we all thought, facial expressions are what it works by which means your gonna have a very aching face after a good session :/
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#11
rampage
yeah, it detects the nural impulses form you moving your facial muscels, so this ruels out using this and voice chat at the same time (soz for crappy spelling its 07:30am and time 4 bed)
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#12
Corrosion
So your saying if i move my face the mouse moves or something? thats lame. how are you supposed to eat and game?
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#13
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Corrosion
So your saying if i move my face the mouse moves or something? thats lame. how are you supposed to eat and game?
IV not included.
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#14
Haytch
by: PVTCaboose1337
I want this. i want it just to be cool. My CS Skills will be amazing!
I play First Encounter Assault Recon, its also a first person shooter. Like most online games its plagued by hackers and all sorts. What im getting at is, after reading what you said i begun to realize what would occur if this product fell into the wrong hands!

Maybe im being paranoid, but imagine your computer being controlled by your wifes thoughts!
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#15
ghost101
Lol. I want to see someone playing with this on. Theor face will be twitching all over the place.
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#16
Megasty
by: ghost101
Lol. I want to see someone playing with this on. Theor face will be twitching all over the place.
That would be funny as hell to watch :laugh:

But it is one step closer to true VR gaming so I'll try it with the Cyro-Z, whenever it comes out.
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#17
holy_
Waiting for Virtual Reality games :)
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#18
Mussels
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by: SpookyWillow
so its not actually thought controlled like we all thought, facial expressions are what it works by which means your gonna have a very aching face after a good session :/
you have no idea how many times i've corrected people here on TPU that it uses facial expressions... and got told i was wrong almost every time.

The fun part is using voice chat at the same time....
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#20
Mussels
Moderprator
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Will its bandwidth performance increase with a bald head?
buy one, and try it. then shave your eyebrows.
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#21
eidairaman1
it just uses induction is all, just like how electromagnets, transformers, and chokes work.
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#22
Mussels
Moderprator
by: eidairaman1
it just uses induction is all, just like how electromagnets, transformers, and chokes work.
awesome its a transformer too? :D


On topic, what i've always wondered is the sensitivity. On the earliest models they never showed the face of who was using it in the movies, because it needed a fair bit of effort to use - of course it'll have gotten better, but i'm curious as to how much movement you need. If its only a slight amount it might not even be noticeable you're using it... whereas if its really bad, it'll look like you're having a seizure :D
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#23
a111087
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
Will its bandwidth performance increase with a bald head?
i'm shaving mine already :laugh:
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#25
Mussels
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by: eidairaman1
oy, i hope your being sarcastic, i was talking about a stepup or stepdown transformer, usually when voltage increases current decreases, when current increases voltage decreases.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformer
lol of course. i've been waiting a long time for the NIA, i'm just excited they're finally coming out.
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