The idea of playing games with your thoughts alone isn’t new to the game industry. Although it never saw release, the Atari Mindlink promised such a feat back in the early ’80s. That peripheral may have been a bit ahead of its time, but much like the recent resurgence of virtual reality, it’s an idea that’s drawing a new wave of investment.
Switzerland-based MindMaze announced this week that it recently closed an $8.5 million round of funding to bring its MindLeap system, previously used to help stroke patients recover some motor function, to the world of games. Investors were not disclosed.