[GDC] MindMaze Raises $8.5m in Angel Funding for “Thought-Powered” VR Headset

MindMaze announced today that it has recently closed an $8.5 million funding round for its “thought-powered VR game system” called MindLeap, a VR/AR headset that uses both electroencephalogram technology (EEG), and integrated 3D motion capture cameras for hand-tracking as a basis for game input.

MindMaze is a spin-off company from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). The company’s headset, MindLeap, is meant to scan and then predict brain and muscle activity in the user via a web of sensing electrodes and head-mounted motion capture cameras, which according to the Switzerland-based company “unleashes the power of players’ minds to enhance gameplay and experiences in both virtual and augmented reality.”

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