With the EEG mind clamp on, the Mac observed my patterns while I thought about certain tasks. After about 10 seconds of training, I could push a block and make it fade to invisible and back by just thinking about it.
But they call it Emotiv for a reason. It also tracks attention and emotional arousal over time. (We had a couple laughs about that during the testing, as it was one of the last graphs explained to us.)
It’s a test, designed to provoke an emotional response… I thought
One cool application: passive iTunes song rating. Instead of giving songs 1-5 stars manually, just wear the array while listening to your music, and it can capture your emotional response on the fly. Imagine sharing that profile dataset with someone else before a date…
I noticed that they kept Tim and my profiles in a folder of many others. Could make for some fun comparative analysis.