4DForce

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4DForce
4dforce 1.jpg
Category Neurofeedback
Developer 4DForce GmbH [1]
Announced June 2013 [2]
Released Developers:
Consumers:
Price USD
Max output
Session duration
Scalp location
Weight g
Controls

desktop computer (estimated)

Data available limited
Risk factor low
Medical prescription No
http://4dforce.com/

4DForce is a brain-computer interface, head-mounted wearable electrophysiological sensor for monitoring neural activity. The sensors are paired with an amplifier and a computer software to interpret the data. The device is meant to allow the user to measure their own brain activity and help reduce stress and promote concentration. Additionally, the device can be used as a gaming controller.[3]

The device does not appear to be in development any more nor is it available to purchase.

Main Characteristics

The device is a 4-electrodes electroencephalography, electrooculography, an electromyography wearable sensor that pairs with a computer and allows the user to measure these signals and use them to control a computer software.

Purpose

The device should allow user to measure their biosignals and use them to control other devices or software.

Company & People

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4DForce is developed by a German software development company 4DForce GmbH based in Meiningen.[4] The company specializes in brain-computer interfaces and cooperates with the Technical University Berlin and the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience.[5]

  • Claus-Georg Müller - Managing Director
  • Dr. Dirk von Detten - Director
  • Frank Fleschenberg - Director

Important Dates

  • June 2013 - 4DForce announces their device.[2]

Enhancement/Therapy/Treatment

Enhancement - the device can be used as a brain-computer interface through which the user can control electronics around them. Additionally, it can bolster concentration by providing necessary feedback for the training.

Ethical & Health Issues

There are no ethical or health issues connected to this particular device.

For more general issues connected with Neurofeedback, please see the Neurofeedback synopsis.

Public & Media Impact and Presentation

We found only one article mentioning 4DForce on the website Crunchware. The article describes the device and says that 4DForce "could be a signal as to what the future of gaming will look like, as well as the future of medicine and health."[2]

The lack of other materials about the device is likely caused by it not being really released to purchase.

Public Policy

There is no public policy that considers this device specifically.

For more information about policies related to Neurofeedback, please see the Neurofeedback synopsis.

Related Technologies, Projects, or Scientific Research

We found no research or projects relevant to this device specifically.

For more information about this type of devices, please see the Neurofeedback synopsis.

References

  1. http://4dforce.com/contact/
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 http://crunchwear.com/4dforce-the-gaming-controller-that-reads-your-mind/
  3. http://4dforce.com/products/
  4. http://4dforce.com/imprint/
  5. http://www.zoominfo.com/s/#!search/profile/company?companyId=357589565&targetid=profile