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.
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.