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Stephen Hawking will consider using brainwaves to help him speak

Hawking, the best-selling author of A Brief History Of Time, who suffers with Motor Neurone disease, currently uses his computer to speak by twitching a muscle on his cheek. Each movement is then detected by an optical sensor mounted on his glasses, which allows him to choose letters and words on a computer screen.

He will now be working with a team from Intel to find a way to express himself after a deterioration in his health made it more difficult for him to operate his computer. Continue reading

Too angry to update Facebook

You are too angry to update Facebook, please try again later. An early prototype Samsung Galaxy S II shows that your smartphone might soon block you from posting tweets and status updates, depending on your emotional state. Alternatively, instead of blocking you, a little emotional state emoticon could appear next to your tweet so that your followers can better understand your drunk/sad/angry/sleepy tweet.  Continue reading

MindGames Releases Mind Control iOS Game 28 Spoons Later

By Steve McCaskill, January 6, 2012

Icelandic developers release zombie-themed game that could help treat children with ADHD. Icelandic developer MindGames has released an iOS video game which players control using their brainwaves.

It is a zombie-themed game called 28 Spoons Later – but the developers claim a serious purpose. They say it will help psychologists and psychiatrists treat children who suffer from attention span problems.

While the technology behind the game may be complex, the premise is not. Players have been captured by a zombie who wants to eat brains for dinner, but being the gentleman that he is, he will only do so with a spoon.

The aim is to stay alive as long as possibly by using your mental focus, to bend the zombie’s spoon – Uri Geller style. Brainwaves are detected by using the PLX XWave headset, which is powered by NeuroSky’s technology.  Continue reading

MindGames’ TEDx Reykjavik video

“Jedis, not Cylons: Changing the relationship between humanity and technology”. Deepa Iyengar, co-founder and CEO at MindGames, talks about people’s relationship with technology and where it could be heading.

MindGames creates 28 Spoons Later, world’s first mind-controlled zombie game

MindGames, iOS games developer, has released 28 Spoons Later, a new zombie game controlled by the player’s mind. 28 Spoons Later is an attention training game, which helps users learn vital skills while having fun.

The game is controlled by the player’s brainwaves via the PLX XWave headset, which is powered by NeuroSky‘s technology. In the game, the player is captured by a gentleman zombie, who wants a nice dish of brains for dinner. Luckily for the player, the zombie has perfect manners and won’t eat brains without a spoon. The player must try to stay alive as long as possible by bending the zombie’s spoons with his focus level.

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