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XDanger
06-03-08, 05:55 PM
http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5274390/OCZ-NIA-Neural-Impulse-Actuator/Product.html?cm_mmc=Froogle-_-PC-_-Networking-_-OCZ%2BNIA%2B%2F%2BNeural%2BImpulse%2BActuator&source=5066&engine=froogle_pc&keyword=OCZ+NIA+%2F+Neural+Impulse+Actuator
The Future of Immersive Gaming is here.

The NIA allows users to control PC Games without using the keyboard and with minimal use of a mouse and reduces reaction times by up to 60%

The commands are easily assigned with the NIA's user friendly software and are calibrated based on the individuals physiology and personal preferences. Each of the Actuators signals can be assigned to a specific keystroke on the keyboard or a mouse button; consequentially, gamers can run, jump, and fire faster all without "lifting a finger".

Because the NIA converts EEG (electroencephalograph) signals into specified keystrokes, the device can be used with any software.

Upon proper configuration, the NIA will allow users to control PC gamed without the use of a keyboard and minimal use of a mouse.
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Stick your Wiimote up your hole Nintendo

Although people might start calling me "twitchy" if it requires you to spasm.

grey_1
06-03-08, 07:04 PM
That sounds awfully sophisticated for 100 quid. :cool:

Starscream
06-03-08, 08:08 PM
Nope.

-=DVS=-
06-03-08, 10:10 PM
Cebit2008 (http://www.anandtech.com/tradeshows/showdoc.aspx?i=3252&p=2)

CaptNKILL
06-03-08, 10:36 PM
I remember reading about this a while back... I can't believe it was actually released.

I'd love to try one.

EDIT: Some videos of it in action
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUwtsCWxwHI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKd_AJUUT7Q

crainger
06-03-08, 10:57 PM
This thing is on it's way too.

http://emotiv.com/corporate/2_0/2_4.htm

Perhaps these controllers and the ability to easily mod PC games could put PC gaming back on top...

BTW, plz use utube tag kthnks CaptN.

ViN86
06-03-08, 11:37 PM
yea i definitely plan to be getting an OCZ actuator. what an awesome idea. will be my gift to myself for the summer. :D

-=DVS=-
06-03-08, 11:53 PM
Would be more impressive if you could replace mouse also not only keyboard, could do dinner/launch and still play , WoW addicts would love it :p

CaptNKILL
06-04-08, 12:02 AM
Would be more impressive if you could replace mouse also not only keyboard, could do dinner/launch and still play , WoW addicts would love it :p

I don't know how many different signals it will recognize, but it should be able to emulate cursor movement if necessary... it'd just be extremely difficult to learn to use and it'd probably never be as smooth as a mouse.

DeusGear
06-04-08, 01:22 AM
Can it be mapped to be used as a mouse in windows or only as movement in games?

BCKator
06-04-08, 09:08 AM
Based on the review that I read, no. Perhaps the users just need more training but I doubt it.

XDanger
06-04-08, 01:23 PM
Can it be mapped to be used as a mouse in windows or only as movement in games?

glovepie :) Although the device is digital some clever types will no doubt get it working like a proper controller.
With the right settings Glovepie can give it the responsiveness of a joypad but not a mouse.

I would blame the reviewers weak minds, I doubt 2 companies would dump a ****load of money into a project like this if the hardware doesn't work.
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Another use would be to connect it up to a wheelchair if you have no legs or whatever.

Also handy for controlling robotic limbs as its probably cheaper than current alternative systems.
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Ive just had a thought about connecting a regular usb robot arm up with one of these, That'd be fun.

David power
06-05-08, 07:54 AM
SO OCZ went out and Bought the rights to it. Does any one remember the first tech demo for it? They used it as a replacement for a few button in a modded version of HL2. you could use your mind to lift cars and stuff while running around with Key + mouse. a 3rd means of interacting.

DeusGear
06-05-08, 10:51 PM
I just bought one. Too bad there's no 64 bit drivers yet so I'll be stuck with my dual core/7400gs laptop for 32bit testing.

David power
06-06-08, 07:42 AM
I just bought one. Too bad there's no 64 bit drivers yet so I'll be stuck with my dual core/7400gs laptop for 32bit testing.

Let us know how that goes man, I would get one too if i knew it was usable. Imagine learning how to control brain waves consciously. I think it sounds hard. (yes I might be very very stupid)