Developer Edition


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The Emotiv SDK Developer Edition is a single user license for independent developers (individuals, companies or incorporated entities that had a turnover less than US$100,000 in their last fiscal year) who are creating free and/or commercial applications for the Emotiv EPOC that will be distributed exclusively through our online application store. The license is registered to the individual and is not transferable. 

The initial purchase of the headset and license are sold and priced as a single product. In accordance with our end user agreement you receive a substantial discount for additional software platforms instead of paying full price. This will enable you to use the existing headset on other Operating Systems for $99.95 each.

The Emotiv SDK includes an Emotiv EPOC neuroheadset: a high resolution, neuro-signal acquisition and processing wireless neuroheadset and our proprietary software toolkit that exposes our APIs and detection libraries:

Expressiv™ Suite

The Expressiv suite uses the signals measured by the neuroheadset to interpret player facial expressions in real-time. It provides a natural enhancement to game interaction by allowing game characters to come to life. When a player smiles, their avatar can mimic the expression even before they are aware of their own feelings. Artificial intelligence can now respond to players naturally, in ways only humans have been able to until now.

Affectiv™ Suite

The Affectiv suite monitors player emotional states in real-time. It provides an extra dimension in game interaction by allowing the game to respond to a player's emotions. Characters can transform in response to the player's feeling. Music, scene lighting and effects can be tailored to heighten the experience for the player in real-time. The Affectiv suite can be used to monitor player state of mind and allow developers to adjust difficulty to suit each situation.

Cognitiv™ Suite

The Cognitiv suite reads and interprets a player's conscious thoughts and intent. Gamers can manipulate virtual objects using only the power of their thought! For the first time, the fantasy of magic and supernatural power can be experienced.

The kit provides an effective development environment that integrates well with new and existing frameworks and is now available to independent developers.

For more detailed information about this product, please review our specification document.

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  • Ships to customers worldwide
  • Software and serial keys for installation will be delivered electronically to your account upon payment

System Requirements

  • 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor (or equivalent).
  • Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 50MB available disk space.
  • One or two unused USB 2.0 ports (depending on the number of neuroheadsets you wish to use simultaneously.

Mac Requirements

  • MAC OS X ( 10.7.x, 10.8.x )
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Hard disk with 500Mb available