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deadplayer

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Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« on: 06 Jan 2010, 01:24 »

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Called EMG, this technology tries to emancipate players’ hands from overusing physical control such as keystrokes. The system uses a series of connectors attached to an armband, The armband leverages Electromyography (EMG). As you can see in the video, this creates a system that translates the electrical activity found in our muscles into instructions for a computer. Or a Guitar Hero air guitar.

Video: http://news.mmosite.com/content/2010-01-05/new_technology_control_your_game_using_your_muscles.shtml





The fatal weakness is tooo much wired. That would be fun if wireless.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #1 on: 07 Jan 2010, 12:25 »

I prefer wired to wireless, much less delay, especially on cheap controllers. I used a wireless controller for DDR once and it was an absolute pain, you had to hit way earlier than I was used to.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #2 on: 07 Jan 2010, 15:33 »

I've never had a problem with wireless devices. Maybe because I don't buy cheap ones?
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And if you played too hard it'd flop out and dangle around by the wire and that is just super ugly

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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #3 on: 07 Jan 2010, 15:38 »

Never had a problem with wireless mouses.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #4 on: 07 Jan 2010, 15:56 »

my only problem with wireless stuff is that there are no wires.


where's the clutter? what am I supposed to trip over in the dark now? What are my cats going to chew through and ruin? HUH?!

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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #5 on: 07 Jan 2010, 17:45 »

The difference between delay in wired and wireless controllers is far too minor for the human brain to even recognise it. The one good argument I've heard against wireless devices is that they can be interfered with by all kinds of signals, and that can cause a noticeable delay.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #6 on: 07 Jan 2010, 18:03 »

Never had that problem. Unless you count TV remotes.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #7 on: 07 Jan 2010, 18:09 »

I've never had a problem with wireless devices. Maybe because I don't buy cheap ones?
That's because you can afford nice ones. I'm still using a $20 mouse from Office Depot because I haven't ever had a time that there wasn't something better to spend my money on than a gaming mouse.

The delay on some of the wireless devices I've tried is just long enough for it to feel off and for me to click just a bit to the side of what I am trying to click.

I wouldn't mind my mouse being wireless, but I can't afford one that would have the response time I would need, and the problems that I am having would be solved rather easily with the use of some wood staples.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #8 on: 07 Jan 2010, 21:18 »

I wasn't trying to say "you're poor", just that you shouldn't discredit good wireless stuff.
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And if you played too hard it'd flop out and dangle around by the wire and that is just super ugly

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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #9 on: 08 Jan 2010, 20:41 »

I don't like wireless mice because they're usually really heavy and when their batteries are getting low you get noticeable stuttering and delay and inaccuracy. However this has nothing at all to do with what the op posted. I see no reason why once you've got this working and miniaturised that it'll need to be wired. I think this technology has been around for a while, it's how people manipulate fancy prosthetic hands.

It's nice to know that should I ever lose a hand in a freak accident I'll still be able to piss away my time playing games.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #10 on: 10 Jan 2010, 10:22 »

Pretty sure I control all my games using muscles already.
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Re: Control Your Games Using Your Muscles
« Reply #11 on: 11 Jan 2010, 00:58 »

Pretty sure I control all my games using muscles already.

Shut up, godammit, this is the gimmicky (and super goddamn cool) future.
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