Epoch Gaming Neuroheadset by EmotivSounds like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie, but according to the London Times a $299 headset is due to hit the markets soon that will read facial expressions and simple thoughts to control gaming actions.

Called the Epoc, the headset works by reading facial expressions and basic thoughts via non-invasive electroencephalography (EEG), then transferring them to a game character, otherwise known as an avatar.

Gaming With Your Mind

The Epoch Headset comes in black as wellThe device, created by a firm called Emotiv, mimics a player’s winks, smiles, or grimaces and projects them onto the avator. The headset attaches to a player’s head at 16 sensor points, and can detect more than 30 different expressions, actions and emotions.

The Epoc will be compatible with all popular gaming consoles and PCs, and has wireless capability and a gyroscope that measures movement similar to the way a Wii handset works. Who would have ever thunk it?


Image Credit: London Times Online