Mind-reading games helmet

A helmet that could let you control games with your mind is due to launch in the UK in early 2008. Emotiv Systems claims that its Epoc helmet allows gamers to make movements in a game simply by visualising those movements, without a manual controller or keyboard.

If it works as it claims – and that appears to be a fairly big “if” – this will be a must-have item for anyone old enough to remember Clint Eastwood’s Cold War thriller Firefox (not us, obviously). Clint had to steal a Soviet fighter plane that was controlled by thought alone -- the only drawback was that the pilot had to think in Russian.

Emotive Systems is based in San Francisco – so prepare to like, totally think in Californian…

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