XTAL ultra high-end VR headset adds neurable's emotion analysis

Neurable system places EEG (Electroencephalography) sensors along the interior of a VR headset's strap to gather data from contact with the skin around the brain.
A new partnership between Neurable and VRgineers adds the former's "brain sensors" to the ultra high-end XTAL VR headset.

We tried out Neurable last year, a system which places EEG (Electroencephalography) sensors along the interior of a VR headset's strap to gather data from contact with the skin around the brain. Combining that information in real-time with eye-tracking could allow the system to identify, measure and analyze the emotion and intent of the person wearing the headset. The XTAL VR headset from VRgineers includes eye tracking, so adding the EEG sensors and using Neurable's analysis software might offer customers with very large budgets more capable analysis and training tools than consumer grade systems like Rift and Vive.
"We anticipate that this will be an enterprise-grade device, built for professional designers and engineers who require superior visual quality and highly accurate, reliable analytics. We've seen a lot of traction in three main areas: high-consequence simulation training for industrial applications, design feedback in AEC [Architecture, Engineering and Construction] use cases, customer research for retail"

Ramses Alcaide
Neurable CEO
VRgineers claim,"Neurable's unique ability to overcome the signal-to-noise issues of traditional non-invasive" brain-computer interfaces "enable them to deliver on the promise of truly useful BCI technology for enterprise and consumer applications."

The expected use cases for the system make sense for the XTAL headset, which starts around $5,500 for its ultra-high end features which include a higher resolution panel, expanded field of view and integrated Leap Motion hand tracking. There's no word yet on when the headset with Neurable integration will be available, or how much it will cost.
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