CogniGame

CogniGame

Control by thought  

CogniGame is a revamp of a well-known video game from the 1970s. Gameplay now occurs on a real playing field, however, which is made up of Festo components.

Realistic action with components from Festo

The two players use linear axes as bats, with the ball being kept in motion by tilting the board. By means of a brain-computer interface (BCI), one player uses only his power of thought to control the bat. On the other side is a second player, who uses his muscle power to operate a lever that moves his own bat.

  • CogniGame: the virtual computer game transferred...

    CogniGame: the virtual computer game transferred...

  • ...to a real playing field with cognitive control

    ...to a real playing field with cognitive control

  • Control by the power of thought with the brain-computer interface

    Control by the power of thought with the brain-computer interface

  • Tilting the field with compressed air: the DMSP-20 pneumatic muscles

    Tilting the field with compressed air: the DMSP-20 pneumatic muscles

  • Intelligent software for cognitive control

    Intelligent software for cognitive control

  • A possible future scenario: controlling machines by thought

    A possible future scenario: controlling machines by thought

  • A wide range of applications in combination with other systems

    A wide range of applications in combination with other systems

New operational concepts for human-machine interaction

The specially devised CogniWare software from Festo comprises the link between the brain-computer interface and the game. This solution simplifies the interfaces between the user and the hardware, thus creating a new operational concept for human-machine interaction that would be suitable for industrial application.