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Damien Dechambre - 24/01/2013

Open ViBE2 - mind control made possible with brain-computer interfaces

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The creation of this consortium and the work it has undertaken have culminated in the development of innovative industrial prototypes. OpenViBE2 has made it easier to prepare for the future of 'brain-computer interface' technology and its applications in the French and international video game market. This large-scale French project has opened the door for numerous and future technological developments and economic opportunities.

A collaborative research project steered by Anatole Lécuyer (Inria VR4i project team) and supported by the ANR, it brought together all the necessary scientific experts as part of a multi-disciplinary consortium.  Its nine partners are pioneering academic laboratories in the field (Inria, Inserm, CEA, GIPBSA-Lab), well-known game developers (Ubisoft, Blacksheep Studio, Kylotonn Games) and usage and transfer specialists (Lutin, Clarte).

With BCI, video games are taking on a whole new dimension. Game content and characters can now be controlled directly by the mind! Although the gaming industry is already reaping the benefits, the scientific challenges of BCI do not stop there. In fact, the Open ViBE2 project is also concerned with neurosciences (understanding and treating attention deficit disorders), real-time processing of the brain's electrical signals and virtual reality (creating interactive virtual environments consistent with the brain's activity).

The creation of this consortium and the work it has undertaken have culminated in the development of innovative industrial prototypes. OpenViBE2 has made it easier to prepare for the future of 'brain-computer interface' technology and its applications in the French and international video game market. This large-scale French project has opened the door for numerous and future technological developments and economic opportunities.

Keywords: Open ViBE2 Neurosciences

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