Brain-Machine Interface Isn't Sci-Fi Anymore - No fingers or Voice Required to Type
"The text on the screen is being generated not by his fingertips, but rather by the signals his brain is sending to his fingers. The armband is intercepting those signals, interpreting them correctly, and relaying the output to the computer, just as a keyboard would have. Whether or not Reardon’s digits actually drum the table is irrelevant — whether he has a hand is irrelevant — it’s a loop of his brain to machine. What’s more, Reardon and his colleagues have found that the machine can pick up more subtle signals—like the twitches of a finger—rather than mimicking actual typing."
I do find voice a bit slow and it really does not work while I'm listening to podcasts or there is other loud ambient noise. So this tech has tremendous potential but all that is proven so far is that it can actually work. As they say, who would use a mouse that works 90% of the time? It still needs some perfecting.
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This startup lets you control machines with your mind—no implants required.