DTI / BRAIN WAVE RIDER
The Dromology of the human brain and man-machine interface
Brain Wave Rider is a game machine controlled by your brain.
You, the player, command the "vehicle" you are riding by changing
the state of your brain activity. You can make it go faster and slower,
shoot missiles and fly up to the sky.
BWR reads the player's brain waves, changing the speed of the vehicle
as it moves forward in the computer-generated "landscape." The brain wave
data we are describing here are called EEG (=Electroencephalogram) in the
medical field and have been used for generally measurements of brain
activity. In the BWR, we use the IBVA (Interactive Brainwave Visual
Analyzer) to detect and analyze brain waves via Macintosh computer. IBVA is
a multimedia biofeedback system produced by Psychic Lab, Inc.
Standard brain wave classification recognizes four kinds of waves:
Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta. The BWR displays "symbols" corresponding to
each brain wave type, and transmits the vibration of the "engine" to the
player's body through the body-sonic board and the body-sonic chair. Sound
comes from the speakers attached to the helmet and the chair. In addition,
the flashing LEDs placed in the goggle synchronize with brain wave
Brain Wave Rider © DTI, Tokyo