Emotiv Systems

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Emotiv Systems is an Australian electronics company developing brain–computer interfaces based on electroencephalography (EEG) technology. Emotiv System's products are the Emotiv EPOC, a peripheral for gaming on Windows, OS X and Linux, and the Emotiv EEG neuroheadset.[1] The EPOC has 16 electrodes and is meant to work as a computer input device.[2]

A 2013 review rated the device inferior to comparable medical-grade EEG headsets. Susceptibility to RF interference due to the device's unshielded cables, and electrode corrosion were noted as problems.[3]

A user wearing a wireless Emotiv EPOC headset.

Censorship of criticism[edit]

Emotiv's forum rapidly censors any threads containing comments not favorable to their product or critical of their customer service. There has been considerable discussion of this issue on the same forum, which has also been censored. [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Blog Archive » Emotiv EPOC Neuroheadset Update". grinding.be. 2008-03-22. Retrieved 14 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Stephen (8 July 2008). "Headset makes empty Promises of Mind-Control Games". G4 Media, Inc. Retrieved 14 February 2009. 
  3. ^ Duvinage, Matthieu et al. (27 March 2013). "Performance of the Emotiv Epoc headset for P300-based applications". Biomedical Engineering Online. doi:10.1186/1475-925X-12-56. 
  4. ^ "Interview where Emotiv's censorship system is mentioned". H plus Magazine. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 

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