Along with demonstrations of its most recent product introductions on platforms as varied as PC’s, consoles and mobile devices, NeuroSky will be introducing its advanced prototype, “Project Millennia,” a multi-biosensor headset initially targeting the gaming and market research industries. NeuroSky has teamed with technology partners Ascend Visual Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA), Eye-Com Corporation (Reno, NV) and Memsic, Inc. (Andover, MA) to support the phase-one objectives of “Project Millennia:” the integration of brainwave (EEG) translations, 2-D accelerometer motion, eye-tracking and 3-D surround sound into a single headset. The technology will be utilized to control various aspects of an avatar’s movement and demeanor.
“NeuroSky’s breakthrough technology is creating a new dimension in human and machine interaction,” said Ascend CEO Chern Lee. “Built with Essential Stereo™ technology, we are excited to incorporate the surround sound audio module with NeuroSky’s headset to create very natural sound effects while also offering comfort and reducing ear fatigue for gamers."
“Eye-Com Corporation envisions that the jointly developed Project Millennia by Eye-Com and NeuroSky will greatly change the way end-users interact with the simulated and real worlds. The integration of optical and neural sensory data has the opportunity to open doors that we have never considered,” said Eye-Com™ CEO Dr. William Torch. “Think about how interactive games will change by giving the end user another tool to play the game – with and without manual dexterity! Think about how the games themselves will change 2008 and the future!”
“Memsic is excited to be working with NeuroSky to incorporate our proprietary accelerometer technology into their next generation gaming headset,” says Dr. Yang Zhao, CEO of Memsic, Inc. “Moving forward I believe that there are many additional areas our companies can collaborate to create other groundbreaking applications and products.”
NeuroSky management will be available for both one-on-one meetings and private showings of the latest product releases in booth #6402. To schedule an appointment with a NeuroSky representative or to learn more about the NeuroSky product family, please contact Greg Hyver, VP of Marketing for NeuroSky Inc., via email at ghyver[.]neurosky.com.
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in San Jose, CA, NeuroSky has developed cost-effective and “wearable” (dry) bio-sensor and signal processing technology specifically designed for end-use in the consumer market. NeuroSky is a producer of both bio-sensor component technology and off-the-shelf, commercial headsets available to OEM partners. NeuroSky’s products offer opportunities for its exclusive partners and developers to generate next generation applications for a wide array of solutions, including consumer electronics, health, wellness, education and training. The MindKit-EM™ SDK is currently available under its licensing plan. Marubeni Corp. is the licensed distributor of NeuroSky products in the Japanese market.
Headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts, MEMSIC, Inc. provides advanced semiconductor sensor and system solutions based on integrated micro electromechanical systems, or MEMS, technology and mixed signal circuit design. Their accelerometer products are used to measure tilt, shock, vibration and acceleration, and have a wide range of applications such as mobile phones, automotive safety systems, video projectors and games. MEMSIC is the first and only company to combine proprietary thermal-based MEMS technology and advanced analog mixed signal processing circuitry design into a single chip using a standard CMOS process. Memsic is a public company traded on NASDAQ under the symbol MEMS.
Eye-Com Corporation was founded in 1997 and headquartered in Reno, Nevada, by Dr William C. Torch, a specialist in both neurology and sleep disorders. Eye-Com Corporation has developed life-changing technology - the Eye-Com™ Biosensor, Communicator and Controller - a wearable, non-invasive eye frame mounted eye-tracker, through passive or purposeful eye movements. Eye-Com’s™ products can dramatically improve driver and pilot safety as well as intuitively connect users to simulators, remotely controlled devices, robotics, games, toys as well as future consumer, military, and medical advanced applications yet to be determined.
Ascend Visual System, Inc., founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Jose, California is an innovative IC design house focused on offering unique audio and visual solutions to growing consumer electronic products. Its Essential Stereo™ audio IC family offers natural surround sound and in-head effect cancellation to headset users. Its LED lighting IC family offers optimized system architecture, superior color performance, dynamic contrast ratio, and power saving to LCD flat panel LED backlighting applications.
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