Ohai, this is an interesting topic (for me anyway). I have the OCZ NIA but it kinda sucks so I haven't used it a whole lot. However I would like to give some other device a shot if they work better.
Do you have these devices yourself Techb or is your Google-fu just awesome?
I have been considering the EPOC but its a little too expensive to buy without some good facts from reliable sources.
EDIT: Also I think the EPOC is pretty hackable as well, there are several SDK's and source code examples out there.
The only device I have is the MindFlex you can get at ToysRUs lol. They also have a dual MindFlex for two people at a decent price and you'll get two headsets.
The EPOC isn't a bad choice either, it's the price that gets me mostly, and I'm biosed towards NeuroSky since I have previews experience with the chip.
umm.... the products claim to provide research level data but they are priced too cheap.. I mean it claims to provide real time alpha and beta waves.. but the point is that my father has $6000 worth machine dedicated to EEG for patients.. so I doubt the claims for research level data are true..
Almost agreed. Hobby/consumer research yes. Medical grade research no. The stuff your dad uses is built for corporate grade studies and is by far the most accurate data you can get.
$6,000 equipment is mostly used for medical research such as understanding how and why ADHD, schizophrenia, mental retardation, dreams, memory, etc.. work.
$200 equipment is mostly used to further the video game market, develop affordable aid for things like quadriplegics to use. Also to bring EEG to the general public in an affordable manner. The data isn't as accurate nor as in real-time as the medical grade stuff, but is good enough for the hobby market.