The First-Ever Brain-Controlled VR Game Gives You the Power of Telekinesis
Earlier this year, we reported that Boston-based startup Neurable was readying brain-computer interface technology that would be both fast and accurate enough for playing games in virtual reality. It has now made good on that promise: at the annual computer graphics conference, SIGGRAPH, Neurable has showed off the world’s first mind-controlled VR game.
"In the game you’re a child, you wake up inside a cell, and you’re trying to escape a government lab," explains Neurable CEO, Ramses Alcaide, to IEEE Spectrum. "You actively pick up objects with your mind, you stop lasers with your mind, you turn a robot dog into a balloon animal. It’s a completely hands-free experience, you don’t use any controllers." You can see the game being played in the video above, from Upload VR.