IDEO: Epoc Headset for Emotiv
A helmet that harnesses the power of mind-reading
San Francisco based Emotiv Systems merges neuroengineering, technology and venture capitalism to create a new human interface control system—the Emotiv EPOC™ headset. The Emotiv EPOC detects and processes real time brain wave patterns using an EEG like device that measures electrical activity in the brain. Through the use of non-invasive sensors, the Emotiv EPOC measures a wide range of thoughts and emotions. Unlike earlier technologies which can only detect basic and well-known mental states such as ‘concentration”, Emotiv can simultaneously differentiate between particular thoughts such as ‘push’ and ‘lift’ and emotions such as ‘excitement’ or ‘calmness’.