InteraXon is another Toronto-based startup. The four-year-old company brought a number of employees to CES to walk the show floor with demos of its thought-controlled iPad game.
The game, called Zenbound, is available through Apple’s app store, but only in a non-thought-controlled version at the moment. The game challenges players to wrap a rope around wooden models by tilting and moving the iPad around.
In InteraXon’s demo-only version, designed with game maker Secret Exit, the physical tilting and movement of the iPad is replaced with mere thought. The user wears a headset that measures alpha and beta brainwaves, harnessing them to control the game. Getting good at it is not unlike playing golf — the secret is to relax and focus.