Biz Bits: Mind-Controlled VR Makes Waves


The first ever mind-controlled VR game, Awakening by Neurable, is scheduled to hit arcades sometime this year. (Photo to the right courtesy of Neurable.)

“We’ve essentially created a brain mouse,” Ramses Alcaide, the company’s cofounder and CEO told IEEE Spectrum.

Awakening allows you to play as a character who is trapped in a nefarious government lab. You’re able to virtually scan the room for clues on how to get out. A brain-scanning headband that attaches to a VR headset is what makes the game possible. The headband is paired with software that interprets neural signals, enabling wearers to play the game without using any hand controllers.

More information about the Massachusetts-based startup is available here.



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