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Has anyone bought a brain-computer interface device?

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EPOC has the most sensors..so its probably better...too new for knowlege to be solid tho.
 
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EPOC has the most sensors..so its probably better...too new for knowlege to be solid tho.
Thats what I figure. So no one has bought huh. Dang I don't want to be the first. Perhaps I should wait for this to advance a bit more in tech and popularity before I guy it?
 
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I almost did today but there are no decent reviews of it showing different games they used...so I will wait for them reviews then decide.
 

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There are reviews of the OCZ one, I recall reading them. It apparently doens't work as well for everybody, plus it takes some time to learn to use it.
 

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I read that the OCZ ones read brow muscles movement and has nothing to do with the brain.
 
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The Emotiv System seems the best. I saw it on a Australian Tech. show and they were able to do heaps with it. The OCZ one, like Polarman has stated, is more to do with facial expression then anything else.
 
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I read that the OCZ ones read brow muscles movement and has nothing to do with the brain.
That's what I read too - I was considering one too, but I'll just wait until i can just play it with only my thoughts before I get one, lmao.
 
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Got the OCZ NIA for my university dissertation to interface with my game engine - it's a load of rubbish. It's so vulnerable to the slightest environmental EM that if you have a phone in your pocket it won't work at all. I have managed to get it to work when i've had to ground myself with a static wristband and still then it only works 50% of the time.

Oh and as to reading muscle signals all these operate in a very similar way - it detects brain signals (NIA detects them sent to muscles as they are easier to detect). When i can get it to work i don't have to move any muscles, just send the right signals through concentration (though to learn it is best to move muscles to see what "thoughts" work).