Nevermind: a video game powered by your biometrics

Nevermind is a biofeedback-enhanced adventure horror game that takes you into the dark and twisted world of the subconscious.

As you explore surreal labyrinths and solve the puzzles of the mind, a biofeedback sensor will monitor how scared or stressed you become moment-to-moment. If you let your fears get the best of you, the game will become harder. If you’re able to calm yourself in the face of terror, the game will be more forgiving.

Nevermind strives to create a haunting gameplay experience that also teaches you how to be more aware of your internal responses to stressful situations. If you can learn to control your anxiety within the disturbing realm of Nevermind, just imagine what you can do when it comes to those inevitable stressful moments in the real world.

See the project page.

U-Wake: wearable device for a safer driving

From PSFK: “U-Wake is a crowdfunded biomonitor wearable that aims to combat the dangers of driving while fatigued. The headband monitor syncs with your smartphone and tracks brainwaves to detect when you are too tired to drive. When your EEG readings reach a certain critical point, it sets off an alarm on your phone that stimulates your attention and tells you to take a break. It can also be set to send an alarm to selected family and friends, who can then contact you and encourage or help with making the safest decision”. Full article. To back the project, here is the Kickstarter campaign.