[games_access] Emotiv

D. Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Nov 15 17:21:00 EST 2009


Wired ran a story on Emotiv and competitors two years ago and I was
asked my opinion on the issue of cognitive disabilities and could
brainwave controllers cause a disadvantage for those with this type
of disability. You are probably referring to something else but
basically a lot of neuropsychologists were VERY cautious about these
because they were not as tested as the field would like.

My opinion was that we really just don't know either way but as we've
seen with solutions for the visual disabilities sometimes this is a
step or so backwards with regard to accessibility for those with
auditory disabilities. I don't know if this could confuse signals in
the brain and/or cause brain fatigue (there was a suggestion by one
doctor who was concerned that after using a devise like Emotiv that,
say, driving a car might be more dangerous -- sort of like taking a
medication that makes you drowsy).

Much remains to be investigated, indeed!

Michelle

On Nov 15, 2009, at 3:15 PM, Steven Spohn wrote:


> Hey Jav & all,

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>

> Yes, AbleGamers has an Emotive Epoc, our tech writer Corey has it.

> There is a HUGE flaw for those severely disabled we will be calling

> out later this week or next. We’re still talking to them first.

>

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> Steve

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> From: games_access-bounces at igda.org [mailto:games_access-

> bounces at igda.org] On Behalf Of Javier Mairena

> Sent: Sunday, November 15, 2009 7:51 AM

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> Subject: [games_access] Emotiv

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> has anyone tried this?

> http://www.emotiv.com

>

> I have wrote them to know how many units will be in the USA release

> date.

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