Using Mindflex to shock the heck out of people

We love to see eloquent hacks but this isn’t one of them. [Aaron] and his fellow sadists are using a Mindflex game with an electric shocker. If your brain is idle you’ll be fine, but too much activity inside the noggin and you’re in for nasty shock to the arm. Take a look at the video (bleeped but probably NSFW) after the break.

We’ve seen the Mindflex before, they’re using its interface in the same ways we’ve seen the Force Trainer used, by tapping into the LEDs. The shocks are provided by a Qkit, so hopefully there’s enough engineering behind it to keep the ‘contestant’ safe.

Hey, isn’t that the Tron Guy?

29 thoughts on “Using Mindflex to shock the heck out of people

  1. This’d be better the other way round; punishing you for not exercising your brain. Wear it for weeks and watch your IQ skyrocket! Just don’t stop studying to sleep or take a piss and you’ll be fine.

  2. I haven’t checked but there should be a timeout after each shock — stress from a shock appears to increase brain activity. Is it clear that these things actually measure “brain activity” and not simply the muscles in the scalp / forehead?

  3. Possibly the best use I’ve seen yet for those stupid brainwave band things.

    If you could read the waves with more detail you could possibly come up with better applications, but the resolution of this reader is so nondescript and limited that a basic on/off application is perfect. I’m sure it’s no more terrible than those little shock-roulette wheels they sell all over the place.

  4. Nah, I think they’re perfect the way they are: they keep the prisoner/victim/”volunteer”/whatever from thinking too much. It will stop them from any sort of organized riot, I’d say.

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