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  • Brain Wave Games 4Learning

    [09.19.06]
    - Paras Kaul
  •  Introduction

    Are you ready to ride the wave to an alternative approach to gaming that supports the development of brain wave games? If so, a new wave of gaming is appearing on the horizon. Implants are not required! Would you like to see and hear transmissions of neural data channeled from hyper-dimensions? What is hyperspace anyway? Words cannot describe the concept; numbers cannot define the space, and consciousness cannot contain it. Remote viewing, on the other hand, enables you to put your consciousness there in order to perceive objects and events beyond the ordinary senses in non-conventional ways.

     There are several brain wave interface systems available on the commercial market, but IBVA4, the Interactive Brain Wave Visual Analyzer, is a profound bio and psychic feedback system that is easily adapted for the gaming industry. The wireless receiver facilitates the analysis of frequency, amplitude, and coherence data from the brain, the animation of 3D objects, and brain wave audio mixing The user interaction with brain wave multimedia is unique. IBVA4 is the fourth generation of the IBVA hardware and software interface system. Neural signals are input to the computer from a headband that is worn, which contains 3 electrodes that receive signaling from the frontal lobe of the brain.

    Understanding and manipulating this data to perform optimal new media functions is both exciting and fun. The excitement comes from being able to see and hear how the brain is performing. The fun is in the new kind of challenge that gamers encounter.

    IBVA4 software, coupled with custom-made wireless Bluetooth hardware, allows one to analyze neural data using EEG, electroencephalographic analysis of the signals. This analysis delineates waveform signals into frequencies between 0 and 40 Hz and amplitudes of 0 to 20 microvolts. Masahiro Kahata, is the developer and programmer of IBVA4 and also the President of Psychic Lab, Inc. who began developing IBVA in 1991. You can find out more about IBVA4 at www.psychiclab.net.

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