[EEG] Fwd: Emotiv Developer Program : SDK & Headset Available Now

Jonathan Foote jtfoote at ieee.org
Wed Jun 10 16:31:47 PDT 2009


According to Jean, the signals are encrypted. And DMCA
notwithstanding, I doubt they would let anyone get near a headset
without signing away their ability to reverse-engineer it. Does anyone
know of a headset in the wild?

The fact that they are spending engineering effort on encrypting
signals rather than making the thing interoperate is a huge warning
sign to me. If their software is really as special as they claim they
shouldn't need to do that.

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Mitch Altman<maltman23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> $10,000 ??!!  I was thinking, like, $500.  I agree that giving them money to
> do free R&D for them is not worth it.  If we could get one for free, it
> would be easy enough to see what signals are passing back and forth between
> the hardware and software -- if we could get one for free...
>
>
> Mitch.
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>> Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 15:46:07 -0700
>> From: jtfoote at ieee.org
>> To: eeg at lists.noisebridge.net
>> Subject: Re: [EEG] Fwd: Emotiv Developer Program : SDK & Headset Available
>> Now
>>
>> According to Rachel's email, the Research Plus license costs $10,000.
>>
>> But even if it were only $100, I personally would be extremely
>> reluctant to give them any money at the moment. While it might be fun
>> to hack, the chances that you don't sign away your ability to do that
>> with your license agreement is pretty much nil. Let alone the
>> drawbacks of a proprietary API , I still think they are promising far
>> more than they can deliver, and would like to see actual users with
>> actual results outside their PR machine.
>>
>> (And I'm not the only skeptic:
>>
>> http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/consumer-electronics/gaming/loser-mental-block)
>>
>>
>>
>> I will be occupied this weekend at Robogames, and won't be able to
>> attend on Sunday, sorry!
>>
>> -Jon
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