OCZ NIA brain controlled gaming headset :: iTS you in Game.

OCZ‘s NIA utilizes a headband to capture the readings from your head. You can think of it as a brain controlled mouse or joystick. This kit resembles a pair of what looks like headphones, with a single electrode contacting the user’s forehead while reading the player’s brainwave information, EEG data. The headset registers the current state of relaxation or concentration of players, allowing them to perform a variety of actions within the game.

OCZ have confirmed that they will be manufacturing a successor to their Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) in 2013. So what exactly is an NIA anyway? It’s actually an incredible piece of kit. Wearing the comfortable headband, users are able to control PC Games without even touching the keyboard which reduces reaction times by up to 60%.

The commands are very easily assigned and calibrated based on the user’s physiology. The result is that gamers are able to jump, run and fire much more quickly the ever before, without even lifting a finger.Essentially it works by converting EEG (brainwaves) signals into keystrokes. As it is configured using the supplied software, it can be used in almost any scenario where a keyboard would be used.Sound good? It’s already being sold by many online retailers such as Play.com and Amazon, although it may be worth holing out until the NIA 2 is released.

OCZ claims that average users will be able to begin to use the device within hours after some initial practice. And yes, this is a complex to learn product. Then the only thing left to do is hone their skills in the game world arenas….


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