In one of our biggest outings yet, I’ve been involved in the development and deployment of the world’s first brain controlled thrill ride: Neurosis. Neurosis features a six-degree-of-freedom motion simulator and virtual reality headset to immerse the rider in a surreal environment, controlled not by a ride operator, but by the rider’s own brain activity. This activity generates an audio-visual virtual world where pathways emerge, tumbling, twisting and twirling the rider through a psychedelic landscape. The rider’s real-time neurological responses to music, motion and visible wonders, activate fairground lighting; this spectacular neurodata constantly transforms the futuristic ride artwork. Music pumps as the simulator mechanism undulates and sways.
This is the brain child of Prof Walker, with some help from The Mighty Jungulator – Matthew Olden and the good folks of Nottingham and Middlesex Universities. And yes, that is George Clinton riding it in the picture.
Here’s what the observer had to say: Observer article
Here’s a video made by Middlesex about the project: