We just saw and posted a walk through video of Mattel’s Mindflex game. Uncle Milton Industries, which I guess is a competitor, isn’t taking the news lying down. In fact, utilizing the same technology developed by NeuroSky, the toy company has announced the Force Trainer. The device is branded with the all too familiar Star Wars sound effects and challenges players to float a ball at specific levels using just their concentration. Just like the Mindflex, the Force Trainer reads the player’s brain wave levels and converts that information into ‘fan amplitude’. Concert more and the fan’s power increases. Lower your concentration and the fan’s power decreases.
No word on release date, but I’d expect it in the latter half of 2009. The Force Trainer will cost $90 to $100.