MMI, or mind-machine interfaces, provide amazing pathways for interaction between your brain waves and machines. As this technology evolved, it has moved from the confines of large laboratories and research facilities into our homes, thanks in part to companies like NeuroSky. We now have access to MMI so that it can be used for everything from relaxation to education, entertainment, and more! In this post, we’re going to introduce you to MMI and what you’ll need to take advantage of it. From there, we’ll look at some of our favourite ways to experience MMI at home.
What is MMI?
MMI provides a direct pathway of communication between an external device and your brain. In the case of NeuroSky, MMI interfaces are found in our EEG headsets—the MindWave and the MindWave Mobile. These headsets open up entirely new pathways for you to experience and interact with the world around you, all while being small and portable enough to use in your home! For more information on the MindWave or MindWave Mobile EEG headsets, be sure to head over to the NeuroSky Online Store.
Apps, Games, and Toys Bring MMI Experience to Life!
Once you have your headset, there’s no doubt that you’ll be eager to check out what it can do. Luckily, the NeuroSky Online Store is full of apps, games, and toys that will help you make the most of your new MindWave or MindWave Mobile and provide an MMI experience that you won’t forget.
So which apps, games, and toys should you check out? Well, that’s a matter of personal preference, but here are some of our favourites:
The Puzzlebox Orbit – The Puzzlebox Orbit is a toy helicopter with one key element that sets it apart—you control it with your brain! Through focused concentration or maintaining a state of mental relaxation, users are actually able to fly and maneuver this unique toy helicopter. With a spherical design that helps protect against unintended impact between the helicopter blades and walls or ceilings, the Puzzlebox Orbit is a must have MMI experience unlike any other.
The Mindflex Duel – Using the Mindflex Duel allows you to literally put mind over matter! Utilizing EEG technology, the Mindflex Duel allows you to raise and lower balls over a cushion of air simply by concentrating and relaxing. You can play the Mindflex Duel alone, or against an opponent, where you can compete in a mental shoving match for points!
MMI is Changing the Way we Interact With the World
Whether it’s through gaming, educational materials, or better understand our overall health and wellness, MMI is providing insight and opportunity the likes of which we’ve never previously seen in the at-home market. With a NeuroSky MindWave or MindWave Mobile headset and the right apps and games, you’ll be well on your way to discovering what MMI can do!