November 24, 2009

The Nation’s Third Oldest College Newspaper

Volume 80, Issue 7

Finally, a game that requires you to really use your brain

Finally, a game that requires you to really use your brain

Finally, a game that requires you to really use your brain

Have you ever wanted to move objects with your mind? Thought it was only in a science fiction movie that this was possible? Not anymore.


MindFlex is a game based on moving a purple ball through an obstacle course using brain waves. It harnesses brain waves through a sensor on the wireless headset and it then sends a signal to the fan within the consul. This fan controls the levitation for the ball. The more brain waves the sensors pick up, the higher the ball rises.

Though this explains for half of the balls movement, the other half comes from a center dial on the consul that the user will have to maneuver to move the ball left and right.

Erika Rogozinski, a hospitality major at Niagara University, said, "I never knew the mind was that powerful." Josh Miller, a business major at NU said, "I think this is a big technological breakthrough."

Using advanced technology, people can now see the power of their minds in action. MindFlex is a toy that despite its original $100 cost, is already sold out in the majority of stores that carry them. It is expected to go viral this Christmas.

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