MyndPlay is a UK-based company that creates the MyndBand EEG Brainwave headset and the MyndPlayer interactive mind-controlled video platform. Combined, these let users control platforms using brainwaves.
The MyndHub solution uses the company’s MyndBand EEG headset and the MyndPlayer platform to allow users to control, influence and interact with video games, apps and movies using only their mind and emotions.
“MyndHub is Jedi brain training technology,” MyndPlay said in a teaser on YouTube. “It’s a tool that allows any product to become mind-controlled within minutes.”
MyndBand EEG Brainwave headset
The company said: “It allows you to open doors with your mind, turn on lightsabers, power things, make things go forward and backward. Why would you want to do that when you can do it by hand?”
“Because it trains your brain. We’re living in a time where mental health is in a decline, we have social awkwardness, we have people where we have massive attention burnout.
“Brain training and neurofeedback are now seen as a part of a vital future technology. If we want to see our children and our future benefit from the power of brain training, we need to make it something everyone can have – not just the few.”
Earlier this year, Elon Musk’s Neuralink implanted a wireless chip into a “totally happy” monkey’s brain, allowing the animal to “play video games using his mind”.
MyndPlayer mind-controlled video platform
“We’ve already got like a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull and the tiny wires, who can play video games using his mind,” said Musk (via The Independent).
“He does not look like an unhappy monkey,” added Musk. “You can’t even see where the neural implant was put in. He’s not uncomfortable and he doesn’t look weird.”
The brain-computer interface (BMI) will initially be used to help people with paralysis, who will be able to use neural activity to operate computers and mobile devices. Musk’s brain chips could be implanted in humans this year.