Reviewer Tests OCZ NIA Brain-Computer Interface with UT3, CS:S

There’s an in depth review available of a retail ready model of OCZ Technology’s Neural Impulse Actuator. The NIA is a brain-computer interface that can be used to control computers and play video games; in this case Unreal Tournament 3 and Counter-Strike: Source.

The article compares learning to use the NIA to touch typing. Actually learning how to use it takes only a week or so, but mastering the device can take months. However, once mastered controlling the NIA is as effortless as controlling your own body minus the physical feedback.

Exactly how the special headband picks up and interprets the body’s natural biosignals generated by your brain, facial muscles and eye muscles is fully explained. The article also covers setup and software and configuration.

Of course the fun part of the article is always the saved for the big finish. The reviewer talks about his experience using the NIA to play UT3 and CS:S. Whether you’re fascinated about all the details or just want to skip to the video game control part, checkout the full article on HotHardware

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4 Comments on Reviewer Tests OCZ NIA Brain-Computer Interface with UT3, CS:S

Thibi

On August 2, 2008 at 4:56 pm

Damn, this looks nice, :lol:
Want to know how much it costs :p

Simon

On August 15, 2008 at 1:19 am

I just bought one frmo play.com for £99.99 – It’s shiny but it’s going to take me a while to learn to use it.

junior

On August 27, 2008 at 5:22 pm

so this is for people that are handicapped like no arms, or lazzy b*stards that think it will cheat them to look good. ha ha ha

luis

On July 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

All those primitive screwheads that say this technology is futile, think in the revolutionary concept of Nintendo Wii, the develop of a new type of controller for the game. This is the same for the PC.