MIT presents psychicVR, a system that integrates a brain-computer interface device and Virtual Reality headset with a goal to improve mindfulness. Via Fastcodesign
We all dream of having the power to fly, to levitate objects, or to see through clothes walls. Now, a new project called PsychicVR, by MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Group, makes it possible, if you’re willing to settle for wielding these powers in cyberspace.
Their system combines an Oculus Rift headset with a Leap Motion controller, so that the user can both look around in 360 degrees and see their own hands. But on top of this relatively common VR hack, the MIT team added a Muse headband, which reads electrical impulses from your brain. As a result, when you think harder, you can pull off superheroic feats across a series of scenes—seeing through walls like Superman, or igniting fire in your hand like the Human Torch.
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