[games_access] Emotiv

sheryl Flynn sherylflynn at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 15 17:47:04 EST 2009


Do you know if they are doing any clinical trials?

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From: D. Michelle Hinn <hinn at uiuc.edu>
To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List <games_access at igda.org>
Sent: Sun, November 15, 2009 2:21:00 PM
Subject: Re: [games_access] Emotiv

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,

>

>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.

>

>Steve

>

>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

>

>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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