We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
80,259 News Articles

Brainwave-sensing headset controls PC game

Prototype on show at Tokyo Game Show

Japanese company Square Enix has developed a computer game that's partially controlled by brainwaves.

On show at the Tokyo Game Show, the game uses a brainwave-sensing headset from NeuroSky, a US company that develops biometric sensors and similar products aimed at the consumer market.

While playing the game, which is a technical demonstration and not a finished product, a special headset monitors the user's state of relaxation or concentration and based on this allow them to perform certain actions in the game, NeuroSky said.

There's no immediate word on if this might make it into a commercial game, but the demonstration to be shown on tomorrow is based on a new game concept being jointly developed by the two companies, NeuroSky said.


IDG UK Sites

Best Black Friday 2014 tech deals: Get bargains on smartphones, tablets, laptops and more

IDG UK Sites

What the Internet of Things will look like in 2015: homes will get smarter, people might get fitter

IDG UK Sites

See how Trunk's animated ad helped Ade Edmondson plug The Car Buying Service

IDG UK Sites

Yosemite tips: Complete Guide to OS X Yosemite