MindMaze, a spin-off company from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), has today announced that it has recently closed a funding round valuing $8.5mn (approx. £5.6mn) for its ‘thought-powered VR game system’ – MindLeap.
The virtual and augmented reality headset combines electroencephalogram technology (EEG) and integrated 3D capture cameras mounted on the head to track hand movements for basic command input, as well as to scan and predict the user’s brain activity. According to the Swiss firm the technology is able to “unleash the power of players’ minds to enhance gameplay and experiences in both virtual and augmented reality. ”