NeuroSky MindSet Brainwave-Controlled Game Demoed

NeuroSky demonstrated their MindSet controller in a brainwave-controlled video game at the Tokyo Game show in Makuhari, Japan. The game concept is under joint development with Square Enix Co.


(NeuroSky and Square Enix brainwave-controlled game screen capture)

“At Square Enix, we are actively involved in developing a variety of gaming interfaces. I am thrilled to have this opportunity to work with NeuroSky, and apply their advanced sensor technology in this brain-wave controlled game demonstration,” commented Ryutaro Ichimura, Producer at Square Enix. “Although the main purpose of the demo is to test the results of our short development period, I hope it also unlocks new potentials in gaming.”

Stanley Yang, the CEO of NeuroSky, considers the joint development with Square Enix as further validation that brainwave-reading (EEG) technology is rapidly emerging onto the video game scene. “We are delighted to have built such an important partnership with a key industry player to have jointly developed a demonstration based on brainwave-reading technology. The market has been anticipating the introduction of this technology for many years, and the reality of controlling features of a video game through mental control is finally taking root.”


(NeuroSky and Square Enix brainwave-controlled game screen capture)

I can't resist this picture of Krell mind control science from the film Forbidden Planet.


(From Forbidden Planet 1956)

From NeuroSky to Unveil Brainwave-Controlled Video Game Concept Co-Developed With Square Enix. See also this related article; Chinese readers would like them best, but even in translation there are interesting ideas presented. Thanks to an anonymous reader for letting me know about this one; I really appreciate your tips!

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