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nia_leftOCZ Technology Group is preparing to release its Nia (Neural Impulse Actuator), a $140 gizmo for controlling PC games just by thinking. Gamers wear a headband with carbon “dry” interface sensors, which they train using the included software for each individual title. This software captures specific biosignals – basically the tiny electrical impulses emitted by even the smallest facial muscle movements– and assigns them into different signals that actuate a specific keystroke or mouse command structure. (The software retains a library of personal game profiles.) The gamer then simply replicates the glance upward, blink or whatever to trigger the assigned command. It seems to be a bit cumbersome still, judging by some of the reports, but it’s early days.

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Written by chris

December 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Posted in Games, Hardware

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