Emotive Mind Controller More Than Just Positive Thinking


An amazing new peripheral debuted at GDC could change the way we play video games irrevocably. AbleGamers previewed Emotive’s new peripheral that allows gamers to control games with their minds. The skeletal headpiece picks up signals from your brain and learns to interpret the data as commands such as “turn left”, “fire” or “pick up that rock”.  It’s also reputed to pick up on the player’s emotional state according to the original press on this peripheral.
This innovation is closer than you might think. Emotive plans to have it on the shelves in time for Christmas 2008 for a mere $299. I think any gamer would be intrigued by the possibilities of executing moves at the speed of thought. I can also think of a few training and therapy applications for a device like this in health care.

This sounds awesome in theory, but Emotive has yet to prove that its device can work as well as advertised.

via AbleGamers

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8 Comments on Emotive Mind Controller More Than Just Positive Thinking

Iku Tri

On February 20, 2008 at 5:39 pm

Halo 3, anyone?

Imagine a pissed off 12 year old using that in halo…….


On February 20, 2008 at 7:08 pm

I’ve seen something like it, for a robot. Think about gamers (or at least I) can get into a sort of control that involves more mind than body. It would also make me own at Flash Flash Revolution. :lol:

trees go moo

On February 20, 2008 at 9:26 pm

wow that would be awesome :arrow: :smile:


On February 20, 2008 at 10:26 pm

When it comes out, I might get it. Assuming it works with anything I own. Might be useful if I could map it to a keyboard/mouse/joystick role and play four characters at once.


On February 22, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for the plug guys… we posted an interview with the Pres and had a demo from the CEO, go check it out!



On February 27, 2008 at 7:10 pm

:mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :mad: :sad: :!: :?: WOW that is cool


On October 13, 2008 at 9:14 pm

As far as I can tell, it will not work with everything…only apps coded to it.
I did read that they have the source code for a free download, so if you are a developer, you could design a game or app with the devices functionality. But I do not think it is the next PowerGlove :roll:
Hopefully one day they can make a 1st person Dragon Ball Z game, so when I see a big ball of energy coming toward me, I would think “shield” and it would stop the blast from hitting me…or a Star Wars game where you can really use the Force…if they get it right, they can make tons of really cool games. :wink:


On October 21, 2008 at 3:38 pm

This device is so awesome. I mean you can’t expect such a new technology to be released so that all my xbox games work. This is a great starting point.
I can’t wait to buy this when it comes out (assuming it works) and I can’t wait to see who this develops. Maybe, sometime soon we may be put in a virtual world to play our video games, possibly like the Matrix… :wink: