Recently the local Fox affiliat approached me about helping with an article about the new game controllers that use mind control. Â The device we reviewed is the Neural Impulse Actuator or NIA by OCZ Technology. Â It works by sensing the electrical signals given off by your brain and facial muscles. Â Its a fantastic piece of technology, though rough around the corners, and I think in another couple of years we may see wide spread use of such devices.
Cool though they may be, I don’t see technology like this replacing current mainstays like the joystick and keyboard/mouse. More likely, they will fall into the “add on” category like the gaming keypads and 6 button mice.Â
That said, it is truely a piece of interesting technology and I look forward to playing with them in the future.