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Play games with your brain!

OCZs Neural Impulse Actuator (nia) marks a new era in gaming. Rather than being a substitute for a mouse, the nia is a pioneering new peripheral to be used in conjunction with your mouse for a more immersive gaming experience. The nia is compatible with any PC game using keyboard input past, present, or future. Predefined profiles included with the software allow the gamer to develop their own niamemory to launch the desired behavior of their character and shoot with the blink of an eye, without lifting a finger.

Play Games Using Biosignals
Translate electrical biosignals of your body directly into computer commands and take advantage of total immersion into game play. Customize behavioral profiles of your character and let your subconsciousness take over.

Hone Your Reflexes
Where others have to practice reaction times, you can use reflex-based game play to get the better of your opponents by cutting your reaction time by 50%. Use Space-Age Technology The headband uses carbon nanofiber-based sensors to provide the highest possible dynamic range for the recording of bioelectrical signals that are amplified and digitized and further de-convoluted into computer commands.

Become Your Character
Streaming biopotentials into the computer and witnessing real-time feedback through the game will result in a novel way to experience virtual reality. Enter a virtual world where abstractions like keyboard commands are replaced by intentions converted into tensions and translated into command structures.
Specifications
Details

One site fits all headset
Powered by usb
Package Contents
Details Manual
Installation CD
The nia
The Headband
One USB A-to-B cable
More Details

System Requirements
Windows XP and Vista 32-bit only (64 bit vista drivers now available)
1GHz CPU
512MB Memory
USB 2.0 Recommended
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#1
sounds like that could be fun! think i would rather watch someone use it that use it myself though.
#2
*thinkkkkkkkkkkking....... hot

Shima ;)
#3
Anyone actually used one?
#4
I can just see it now. When you cant get it to work and go to the help page.

FAQ
Q. My Neural Impulse Actuator doesnt Work
A. Have you got a brain
#5
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6B-E4IKcOmQ

Looks like fun, a little bit gimmicky but fun.
#6
Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed from the neck down…I wonder if this can be configured to act as a mouse - any ideas?
#7
adchesney
Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed from the neck down…I wonder if this can be configured to act as a mouse - any ideas?


I wouldn't think so, but maybe a head tracker? Can he move his head round quite a bit? That combined with voice input might work?
#8
adchesney
Due to a car accident over 20 years ago my Brother-in-law is paralyzed from the neck down…I wonder if this can be configured to act as a mouse - any ideas?


According to a review on play.com:

"I have just navigated myself to this page using this device after just 5 minutes of training. I really wasn't expecting it to be so simple to use yet so powerful. I can't wait to see what I can achieve once I've been using it for a week... "

So yes, probably!

majoringram
#9
"In Theory" . . . you can configure this device to detect a specific command (thought) and translate that to an action on screen (computer command).

I would not rely on this as a solution for anyone disabled as I supect the use of a kyb and mouse would be necessary.

This technology is moving forwards, but is it there just yet - I don't personally think so.

My advice: Dont buy this to solve a problem, buy this as a GADGET only.

Shima
#10
My mate has one of these, as far as I am concerned it is more hype than anything. Cannot seem to get it work properly at all, definitely no replacement for a mouse/keyboard. Shame really, I expected great things from it, but using it just makes you feel clumsy.

This was a month or so ago, whether there is new firmware/software yet that fixes this I have no idea. Personally I will be waiting for next gen devices like this, maybe even the generation after that.

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