A new mind controlled virtual reality game has been unveiled this week by Neurable during the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference this week. Providing a first look at what you can expect from the future technology.
Neurable is a Boston-based startup developing brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) making mind control possible using scalp electrodes to record electrical signals in the brain and software to translate those signals into actions Capable of controlling a wide variety of different applications and hardware such as robotic limbs, computer software and more.
Neurable’s vision is to create a world without limitations. Our revolutionary brain-computer interface allows people to control software and devices using only their brain activity. Immersive computing requires a new approach to human-computer interaction. Neurable designs software and solutions that function as a natural extension of our brains, creating new possibilities for human empowerment.
Our approach is science-driven and cross disciplinary, incorporating elements of neuroscience, biology, statistics, machine learning and design to create the ultimate user interface. With Neurable, mixed reality can finally achieve its full potential.
We’re showing off a VR game called Awakening that you play with your mind. In the game, you actively pick up objects with your mind, you stop lasers with your mind, you turn a robot dog into a balloon animal. It’s a completely hands-free experience, you don’t use any controllers.
In the game you’re a child, you wake up inside a cell, and you’re trying to escape a government lab. There are items around you that kids would normally play with, like blocks. As you focus your attention on different items you interact with them, and you then discover clues on how to escape the room. Then you get to another room and battle robots and do other stuff. All the interactions—locomotion, grabbing objects, fighting robots—they’re all done hands-free.
For more information on the new mind control technology jump over to the IEEE.org website via the link below.