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NeuroSky, a leader in consumer Brain-Computer Interface technology, will demonstrate MindWave (a mass-market version of the Company’s previous MindSet) to the European market at CeBIT in Hanover Germany. The new brainwave sensing headset  is a lightweight, easy to use gadget which comes with 12 custom games. Additional games and applications will be available from the Company’s website. The MindWave is compatible with PC and MAC, its retail price will be 99 Euros.

As you can see, the MindWave is pretty similar to PLX Xwave – a gaming headset from PLX Devices – which is also based on NeuroSky technology, but available for iPhone and iPod Touch only. In fact, the MindWave looks absolutely like a rebranded XWave. :)

“The EU has a vibrant and cutting edge Brain-Computer technology research community. We are excited to be introducing the mass-market version of this technology, which will bring the public awareness into this fascinating industry through the promulgation of consumer devices, as well as widen the scope of possibilities for R&D in universities, health and business,” states James Sullivan, Vice President of World Wide Partner Sales, who will be attending CeBit.

“The MindWave is our response to the markets demand for a cost effective and easily usable device that makes this phenomenally beneficial technology more accessible to every industry, benefiting both people and the bottom line. We work with the leaders in a number of industries to make great ideas, great realities”

The MindWave includes NeuroSky’s ThinkGear technology, the basis for both the NeuroSky MindSet and the Mattel Mindflex toy. It uses EEG (Electroencephalography) from a single sensor to record brainwaves and outputs the data as proprietary algorithms (for focus and relaxation), power spectrum bands using FFT distribution (alpha, beta, theta, delta and gamma) and the raw brainwave (including muscle movement such as blinks).

NeuroSky will be demonstrating the MindWave for the first time at CeBIT in Hanover Germany March 1st – 5th (hall 17 stand D70).