Highlights from the conference: In case you had to miss it, you can see photos from the conference, pick up proceedings (when they are available), listen to audio recordings, and even see what other sources had to say:
- Wired's photo gallery.
- Learn the "developer's rant."
- PC World's picks and pans.
- Assoc.Content's wrapup.
Control your game with your brain for US$300: Gamers will soon be able to interact with the virtual world using their thoughts and emotions alone if Emotiv has its way with its Epoc neuro-headset which interprets the interaction of neurons in the brain. (Scheduled to go on sale later in 2008, there is a cool drawing at least.) Using non-invasive EEG, the headset also sports a gyroscope to detect movement and has wireless capabilities to communicate with a USB dongle plugged into a computer. And it doesn't need a technician to calibrate it. The company claims the headset is designed to detect more than 30 different expressions, emotions, and actions:
- meditation (hmm, sitting still, I think this one would be easy),
- facial expressions such as smile, laugh, wink, shock (eyebrows raised), anger (eyebrows furrowed), and
- cognitive actions such as push, pull, lift, drop, and rotate (on six different axes).