Monday, July 21st, 2008 at 3:31pm

OCZ NIA brain -> computer gaming interface

Posted by Jordan Erickson –

Sunnyvale-based OCZ Technology has laid claim to being the first to bring a ‘brain-computer’ interface to the retail market. They have aimed it squarely at the gamer; the device is called the NIA, which is an acronym that stands for Neural Impulse Actuator.

Instead of buttons, sticks, gyroscopes or motion sensors, the NIA reads the body’s natural bio-signals and translates them into commands that can be used to control PC games. This evaluation of the NIA shows the product actually works as advertised, with a little practice. It can, in some cases, offer reaction times superior to standard controllers, based on faster trigger response time, and the difference is quite noticeable and immediate.

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