Dynamic Brain-in-the-Loop Game Unveiled at Google Developers Conference

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Intific, Inc. unveiled a dynamic, brain-in-the-loop game to thousands of attendees at the Google I/O Developers Conference After Hours event in San Francisco, California. The game represents a revolution in neuroscience applications allowing researchers and developers to build complex scenarios, experiences and games based on real-time neurophysiological signals. Dr. Amy Kruse, Vice President at Intific, said, “Intific’s investment in applied neuroscience demonstrates our interest in empowering those exploring the workings of the human brain and it’s performance. The NeuroStorm game, built specifically for the Google event, is an example of our commitment to build software experiences that reach both researchers and consumers."

Intific, Inc. unveiled a dynamic, brain-in-the-loop game to thousands of attendees at the Google I/O Developers Conference After Hours event in San Francisco, CA, June 26-27, 2012. The game “NeuroStorm” is based on two ongoing Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) efforts – the electroencephalography (EEG) based Advanced Peak Performance Trainer (APPT) from Advanced Brain Monitoring and the RealWorld with NeuroBridge software platform from Intific, Inc. The game represents a revolution in neuroscience applications allowing researchers and developers to build complex scenarios, experiences and games based on real-time neurophysiological signals.

Dr. Amy Kruse, Vice President at Intific, said, “Intific’s investment in applied neuroscience demonstrates our interest in empowering those exploring the workings of the human brain and it’s performance. The NeuroStorm game, built specifically for the Google event, is an example of our commitment to build software experiences that reach both researchers and consumers. NeuroStorm is based on real science, DARPA funded research, and offers users a closed-loop environment to learn something about the workings of their brain that they didn’t have access to before.”

Intific has been developing software for educational, industrial, and defense users for over a decade. This new game, NeuroStorm, is a game that rewards mental focus designed around a “shooter on rails” experience. The brain signals, in this case a real-time metric of focused, relaxed concentration, are synchronized with the game and directly and immediately impact game play. A player can't win without producing substantial focus, so it’s not enough just to be a good shot. The better the player’s ability to stay in the zone, the better their score - and the better their chances of attaining an optimal score. A video of the game can be seen at: http://www.intific.com/index.php/products/neuroscience/neurostorm. The NeuroStorm game was developed specifically for the Google IO event as a demonstration of Intific’s RealWorld with NeuroBridge software platform.

The neuroscience behind the game was funded by DARPA in order to teach marksmen how to put their brains into an optimal performance state. DARPA found that significant improvements in shooting accuracy were achieved by training participants to control their brain signals alone, separate from the physical task of shooting.

Intific’s core competency is the development of what’s next in the software world through the application of real science, rigorous engineering, and delivered solutions. Our expert team of scientists, engineers and developers leverages neuroscience with measurable, repeatable results to deliver accessible insight on human potential and the way we think. Intific is located in Austin, TX; Alexandria, VA; and Peckville, PA. For more information, visit http://www.intific.com.

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