A streamer and psychology researcher played Halo live without ever touching a controller. All controls were carried out by thought via a system of electrodes capturing brain activity.
In video games, your reflexes and your timeliness orders can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Especially when it comes to first person shooter games. It is also entirely possible to train to gain speed, but you will never achieve that of thought. But maybe so after all. There streamer Perrikaryal has been experimenting with this concept for some time now. She can play Halo without touching a controller.
The system she uses is complex. First, electrodes placed on his head records your brain activity and allow for example to shoot when she thinks about this action. Then, sensors manage the movement, depending on the direction she tilts her head. Finally, his gaze is also followed and serves to help him indicate the place where it is aimed. All data transmitted is then interpreted and transcribed in-game.
A streamer kills her enemies on Halo with her mind
In the Halo game, Perrikaryal can be seen moving, aiming and shooting (successfully) without ever using his hands. The player, who is also psychology researcher, this is not its first attempt. Earlier in the year, she completed Elden Ring by performing all her actions through thought, with the exception of movement. By its user’s own admission,The system can still be improvedfor example on the number of buttons it can support, 4 maximum at the moment.
Its end goal is clear, however: “to make the hands-free controller complete (all buttons and triggers accessible) and simpler than a regular controller […] so that everyone can use it for a comparable gaming experience [à un contrôleur classique]”. It is therefore a question of going beyond the adaptive Xbox controller for people with disabilities. Next challenge for Perrikaryal, play Minecraft with your mind“[…] a crazy challenge because of all the menus you have to navigate.”