[games_access] Emotiv

D. Michelle Hinn hinn at uiuc.edu
Sun Nov 15 18:30:14 EST 2009


yes they are but i need to get my notes together -- i'll get back to
you!

On Nov 15, 2009, at 4:47 PM, sheryl Flynn wrote:


> 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

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> 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

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> 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

>>

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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

>> To: IGDA Games Accessibility SIG Mailing List

>> 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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