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The Force Trainer (expected to be priced at $90 to $100) comes with a headset that uses brain waves to allow players to manipulate a sphere within a clear 10-inch-tall training tower, analogous to Yoda and Luke Skywalker's abilities in the Star Wars films.

In the Force Trainer, a wireless headset reads your brain activity, in a simplified version of EEG medical tests, and the circuitry translates it to physical action. If you focus well enough, the training sphere, which looks like a ping-pong ball, will rise in the tower.

A state of deep concentration is needed to achieve a Force-full effect. "When you concentrate, it activates the training remote," says Frank Adler of toymaker Uncle Milton Industries, which is creating the Trainer. "There is a flow of air that will move the (ball). You can actually feel like you are in a zone."



Post Posted: February 12th 2009 6:54 pm
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... that reportedly utilizes brainwaves to levitate a ball within a tube, a la the Force. Well, that post generated so much attention on the site that we felt a follow-up story was in order to get to the bottom of this thing.

We contacted Uncle Milton Industries' Executive Vice President Frank Adler to get the low-down on this exciting new toy, which we hope to see out later this year:

Ok. Seriously. How does it work?

The wireless headset reads your brainwaves through dry sensor technology and can determine the differences between alpha, beta, gamma and delta waves. This allows a chip inside the Force Trainer to use an algorithm to interpret the data and translate it to physical action, which in this case moves the Training Sphere into different sections of the cylinder.


:chainsaw: The tube looks customizable :mrgreen:

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