Monday, April 09, 2007

“Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.” Thomas Jefferson

I don't usually do anything with video game consoles here in the blog but this one is too good to pass up. The Nintendo Wii has gotten a lot of press because of their interesting ways of controlling and interacting with the game. In case you have never come across it, you move the controller in any way and it understands your movements. Ok now that is not the one I want to highlight. A company name Emotiv has come out with a new way of playing games. It is called Project Epoch and it is a helmet. An awesome looking one at that. The idea is that you control the game with your mind and face. It can duplicate your gestures bringing them into the game but the impressive part is that you can control the game through emotions or thoughts. This product is not out yet but I think this could be the next level of interaction with electronics and a major plus is that it looks like something out of a freaky sci-fi movie. I have not seen it in person but this link gives you all the details. Take a look and eventually give it a try.

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