|Son of Nor dev post video to "quash rumours of fakery" over Emotiv device|
|Posted: 21.05.2013 14:03 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
Feel like Professor X when he plays a video game?! Well, that does sound a little far-fetched - and it is because I just made it up. What's not made up though is the Emotiv EPOC, and stillalive Studios will prove it.
CEO Julian Mautner demonstrates in a new video for Son or Nor how the device works with the game. He doesn't blame people for their scepticism, because of how "insane and fake it really sounds."
Basically the device will store EEG data recorded from your brain activity against a particular thought in your mind at the time - that's how it 'maps out' commands.
"In response to our recent video about the Emotive EPOC mind control device, we got a lot of scepticism. I don't blame people at all because I know how insane and fake it really sounds. So I want to show how the thing works; if you have a certain thing in your mind then the EEG data of that specific thought is stored and as soon as you think it again it will recognise it and trigger some action," explained Mautner.
"The cool thing about the EPOC devise is it recognises more than brain activity, it also recognises facial expressions."
He used his eyebrows to raise land and teeth clenching to lower it - witchcraft!
"The other very cool thing is it can actually measure your emotions; if you are excited or if you're are bored or if you're full of anxiety, for example and you can use that data with Son of Nor. For instance, the sound tracks could be selected according to your current emotional state." Feeling melancholy? Here's some heavy metal.
The has just over a week to go with almost half the needed $150k to succeed. Those who pledge $300 or more get the Emotiv EPOC headgear to start their own foray into neuroscience.