What is neurogaming? How can neurogaming help people, and what are we researching at Fraunhofer ISST regarding neurogaming?
Neurogaming is a mix of two disciplines: neuroscience and digital gaming. It focuses on game interaction using brain waves. The data generated when the game’s brain-computer interface measures the brain’s electrical activity are interpreted by the digital game. Thus the brain activity controls what happens in the game, and the brain becomes the game controller.
Neurogaming is a very recent field of research with great potential. A great deal of work remains to be done. Currently we are researching how we can support children and adolescents in psychotherapy treatment through digital games in uncomplicated and utilizable settings.
The first application developed as part of a master thesis is "Enlightend". This is an initial prototype, a technologically uncomplicated setup for children and adolescents with concentration and attention deficits. It is intended to help players improve their power of concentration, use it purposefully, and maintain it.