Engineers at NeuroSky Inc. have invented a prototype toy that incorporates Brain Wave Reading that can change the way of gaming and make it more realistic. A small device similar to EEG for the brain can be placed just over the forehead of the player. Every time the user concentrates, it sends feedback to the wireless receiver. It can light up a device to red when the user concentrates and off when the user is distracted. It could be beneficial feedback to many online games where the user’s concentration is the crucial factor.
To start with, Video games can be the best place to experiment with it. There are many games, such as virtual reality games or strategic games, where the user must concentrate. With this kind of feedback, they can make games turn into more reality. It can even give virtual reality gamers the power to control gamers with just thoughts. That’s what is different.
How Does Brain Wave Technology Work?
NeuroSky’s prototype measures a person’s baseline brain-wave activity that includes signals related to concentration, relaxation, and others. Remember, these are the critical factors used even in real life. Now the prototype categorizes them and gives points to each. Summing up will give what the state of mind of the user is. Thus it can be found how the user reacts to different situations while playing the games. This type of reading is termed biofeedback.
How Can Brain Wave Reading Be Made Useful?
- It can be incorporated into games, and feedback can be given to the users in real-time. It can help gamers to increase their concentration and analyze their performance.
- It can be used to increase concentration by training slowly. It might be helpful in real life if you can do it in the game.
How Is Brain Wave Reading Better Than Current Technology?
- It does not use gel-like other EEG machines.
- It’s cheaper.
- It can be used by physicians while talking to patients.
I was thinking about it; if they can launch wearable devices on the head, it can be as hot as selling iPods.
What do you think about it? Do you think we can improve our concentration by Brain Wave reading? Share in the comments.