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Drugging kids as they play on Game Boys is an odd and slightly creepy thought. But a gadget’s been invented that does just that. pedisedate PediSedate: chill out while playing videogames The PediSedate headset has been designed to help calm children before, say, going under the dentist’s drill or before a serious operation …

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  1. Jonathan

    Hmmm

    Can it be modified to inject a certain white powder up one's nose? Would be a hit with bankers if it could. Plate it gold, put a brandname on it and sell it for the low low price of £1 million.

    Rather a strange idea though. Also, when I read the headline, I thought it was the game that somehow did the sedating.

  2. Paul

    Does...

    ...this headset smell of chloroform to you?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    so much potential

    in addition to the nose candy suggestion, looks like it could be a good smoking device for the busy game playing stoner, probably wouldn't be that hard to get it pumping beer into your mouth, this is the product of the future

  4. Anonymous Coward
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    That's Not Just Slightly Creepy...

    ...it's VERY creepy.

    I would be very surprised if this ever made it past the vetting authorities.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Dead Vulture

    Reminds Me Too Much Of This

    http://www.bbspot.com/News/2001/06/xbox.html

  6. Timo

    there is one for adults - netmeeting

    i get sedated all of the time with netmeeting. sit there and listen to someone drone on and on.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    awsome

    Can I get one that releases hallucingenic vapours?

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Trippy, man!

    Given that NOS is a disassociative anaesthetic with psychedelic effects, I'm not really sure how viable playing games wearing the thing would actually be...

  9. Chris Seiter
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    Smelly Games

    Someone is bound to modify it to where instead of one large canister of gas, it can take many small canisters and mix them to create different smells. Cooking Mama just took on a whole new aspect.

    Burnt squid and linguini anyone? No?

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    VERY CREEPY INDEED

    Looks like the Ultimate tool for a pedophile !

    Mine the coat with expired candies in the pockets...

    (just kidding ;)

  11. Michael
    Stop

    I don't get it

    How is this any different from just giving them the N2O normally while they play on a gameboy or listen to music?

  12. Steve Roper
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    I want one

    Where do you buy these? Do they come with the nossie bottle attached or is that extra? ;)

  13. Kevin Campbell
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    <light bulb moment>

    heeeeeey... could this be used to "calm" my wife before I bring up any argument-inducing topic?

    dingdingding! Winner!

  14. vincent himpe

    i wan tan officesedate

    when you get to work : put it onze, zone out and it wakes you when it is time to go home... now that would be selling like hotcakes !

  15. Martin Lyne

    Why

    Why does it need to connect to anything? If you listen to techno or pwn at mario does it sedate you faster? I sit just a power source? Bullshit gimmic.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    If WoW wasnt already addictive enough,

    then try it with drugs too!

  17. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    What, no VR goggles?

    Sounds to me like the perfect platform for adding Smell-O-Vision capability. Burning gunpowder for an FPS, burning rubber or gas( petrol) for driving games, etc. Then there are the teledildonic applications...

  18. Christoph Silver badge

    Wouldn't it be easier?

    Just put them to sleep by making them watch TV soap operas

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    re: That's Not Just Slightly Creepy...

    It will...

    After all neither the parents, nor the doc were prosecuted in this case: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cornwall/7893485.stm

    I am still wondering - did they tell the kid the truth on what they are going to do to her in that case or it was the UK perennial favourite of "mommy and doc know best".

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  21. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    WTF

    I knew that patent by Josef Mengele was ahead of time.

    The one with the ticket to hull.

  22. Eric Hood

    Nitrous injectors

    Nitrous for Mario Kart. Will it make them go faster. Hmmmm.

    or

    Amyl Nitrate for Leisure Suit Larry.

  23. b166er

    Perfect

    if connected to an in-flight entertainment system.

  24. Seán

    Good oh

    Where can I get refills?

  25. Charles Manning

    Hardly a new idea

    Since the 1980s some anesthetists have been using toy telephones rigged with a walkman and nox. Get the kid to 'talk on the phone and they get knocked out cold.

  26. storng.bare.durid
    Paris Hilton

    Dentist?

    How the hell does he get at the teeth?

  27. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    PediSedate?

    What - they sedate their feet?

  28. DZ-Jay

    PedoSedate

    That's more like it.

    -dZ.

  29. Helen-LG

    I had the same confusion as Jonathan

    - thought the game somehow sedated you, not an attachment. (Now thinking of Hypno-Toad from Futurama!) It's an interesting idea but it would never have occurred to me it was a necessary tool..!

  30. Colin Miller

    Ancient mockup

    Does it come with an original GameBoy?

  31. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Drugging children via computers

    Haven't I heard of this somewhere before?

    I believe it involved making computer keyboards smell like hammers...

    Paris, 'cos I'd gladly sedate her without her knowing what was going to happen!

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