The lights are on
Duke University Ph.D. student David Schwarz has created a device that tracks your brain waves and uses them to play Pong.
Schwarz showed off his device at Duke’s Summer Science Sleuths, a summer program that tries to find ways to encourages high school students to pursue science as a career or a hobby.
The game uses a a headset with with electrodes that touch your scalp. It takes your physical motions and brain activities and translates them into the moving paddle on screen. You don't have to make physical movements for the game to work. You can imagine yourself doing physical movements, but it is considerably more difficult, apparently.
For more on the Schwarz's device head here.
[Source: NewsObserver.com via Kotaku]
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Yay soon I won't have to worry about moving a tiny muscle or even talking when playing a game I could just visit the matrix and be happy.
And so it begins. Mind controlled tech. We are getting there.
It remainds me of a prosthetic leg I saw once that was supposed to work exactly that way. It's quite creepy....
Its amazing how far along technology has progressed.
"For more on the Schwarz's device HEAD here."
I see what you did there.
Next stop, .Hack!
looks like video games are starting all over again... at least i can play earthbound
wow.. well ok.. first steps and baby steps to start with i like that, start of with the first of all games, pong.. secondly the thought of controlling the bar with your brain waves, its a massive improvement i say, i would say its a bit early but a jump start to see games such as like skyrim for instance, next few years, we will be playing skyrim with our minds or something, but thats for later years. its really interesting to how the world works and how we come so far and being apart of near "futuristic" technology.
Take this and the Oculus Rift V.I and you have the early beginnings of the Matrix. Complete immersion.
Wow. The Oculus Rift just became so last month.