As we were looking for ways to work more and better next year, we thought that printing clones will definitely give our productivity a boost. Staff writers and editors were scanned, 3D-printed and given a brain computer interface. These photos represent the result of the whole process. We strongly believe that BCIs will be widespread in a few years alongside with Google Glass and Oculus Rift.
Emotiv EPOC as shown on our senior feature designer Denis Sharypin
EPOC understands not only head movements and mimics, but thoughts too. You can send emoticons with your own actual smile or sync your Photoshop shortcuts and hot keys to work with BCI on.
Interaxon Muse as shown on our deputy editor Rita Popova
Muse founders gathered $6 million through Indiegogo last year. This BCI controls brain reactions, gathering the information about your mood, concentration level and memory state and sending it to iOS or Android app to analyse.
NeuroSky MindWave as shown on our editor Artyom Loochkow
This simple BCI understands three reactions — blinking, meditating and focus. All the apps in Neurosky app store (games and meditating journal among them) are based on these parametres.
IntendiX Painting as shown on our illustrator Andrew Smirny
This BCI was already done as early as 2009, but is not on sale as there still is a room for improvement. Three products under the name IntendiX are created for three different tasks — painting, writing and gaming.
Emotiv Insight as shown on our editor Daria Abramova
The latest and promising product made by Emotiv gathered $1.5 million on Kickstarter. This BCI understands this emotions, controls the brain concentration and stress level and provides a working connection with the computer. Shipping — February 2014.
As you could see, the BCI could potentially be the next big tech next year, with plenty of creative potential …