A New Star Wars Toy Asks You To Use the Force

Now this is exciting! A new toy, called the Force Trainer, is coming out in July that's going to be the first mass-market brain-to-computer product. How does it work? A wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks like a ping-pong ball, will rise in the tower.

"When you concentrate, it activates the training remote," says Frank Adler of toymaker Uncle Milton Industries, which is creating the Trainer. "There is a flow of air that will move the (ball). You can actually feel like you are in a zone."

Star Wars sound effects and audio clips emitted from the base unit "cue you in to progress to the next level (from Padawan to Jedi) or when to move the sphere up or down to keep challenging yourself," Adler says.

"Until today, EEG technology has been designed for rigorous medical and clinical applications with little regard to price (and) ease of use," says Greg Hyver of NeuroSky, which developed the brain-wave technology for both games. "We are putting this exciting technology into everyone's living room."

Check out this video demonstration from the NY Post:

It's set to retail for about $120. If anything, it's a great look at things to come!

Source: USA Today

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Comment by Eugene on July 1, 2009 at 4:11pm
that's sweet
Comment by Esteban on July 1, 2009 at 3:57pm
Hey look, a nerd!
Comment by Duc on July 1, 2009 at 3:21pm
I want this on my desk at work.
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