Straight out of sci-fi culture and into reality, OCZ Technology Group just announced that its Neural Impulse Actuator (NIA) brain-computer interface game controller has begun mass production and that launch into market is “imminent.”
The device is essentially a brain controlled peripheral that reads electrical signals from your brain through 3 carbon sensors and turns them into in-game actions – allowing users to control PC games without the use of a keyboard and minimal use of a mouse.
OCZ promises that average users will be able to begin using the device within hours after some initial practice. Of course, use of the device at its full potential will require some significant amounts of training, but OCZ claims the NIA can cut reaction times by as much as 60 percent over a conventional mouse controller. No concrete details on pricing have been confirmed yet, but sources claim the NIA should sell in the $300 range when it becomes available.