Tan Le dreamed of operating machines using only thought. Now her £200 Epoc headset is redefining brain-computing interaction
The piles of monitors in the front room at the offices of Emotiv Systems in downtown San Francisco resemble an electronics shop that’s holding a going-out-of-business sale. A back room, which contains workstations, is more organised, but not exactly a hive of activity: even in the middle of the day, there are only a few staff fiddling with hardware. It doesn’t look like the headquarters of a company that sits on the verge of changing the way people interact with computers.