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Emotiv Epoc

15 October 2009 11,349 views No Comment
Emotiv Epoc

Editor's Rating: ★★★★½

Developer: Emotiv

Website: http://www.emotiv.com

Status: Available

Price: $299 - $7500 USD, depending on license

Pros: 14 sensors make this device the most robust of currently available headsets, and the three detection suites (emotiv, affectiv, cognitiv) are a nice introduction to the technology.

Cons: More delicate than we'd like with a setup time that's not quite quick enough with the saline sensors. We're waiting for the semi-dry.

Verdict: You can't get a better consumer BCI product, but you won't be playing halo III with your mind.

This device is the most advanced consumer grade BCI headset currently available.  The entry level “consumer”  license ($299) gives access to Emotiv-sanctioned content available through their online store, while the moderately priced “developer” license ($500) exposes an API that lets hobbyists use canned detection algorithms to write their own applications.  Access to raw, 14 sensor EEG data comes with the pricier “research” license ($750), but will be the only way to interface with existing BCI packages like EEGLAB, OpenVibe and BCI2000.

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Not Bad

Aug 13, 2011 by Frank

I really like this headset, but I'm still waiting for the semi-dry sensors.


4.0 4.0 1 1 I really like this headset, but I'm still waiting for the semi-dry sensors. Emotiv Epoc