Sep 16, 2005
Non-invasive neural interface technology
Via Engadget (thanks to Giuseppe Riva)
NeuroSky Inc. claims to have developed a non-invasive neural sensor and signal processing technology that converts brainwaves and eye movements into electronic signals to control a range of electronic devices.
According to Neurosky, neural interface technology promises to simplify cell phone-based applications that today require error-prone human input, as well as revolutionize applications from gaming to medical diagnostics and therapy.
EETimes reports that five companies, including a Bluetooth headset provider, game console maker and trucking company, have signed up to market end-user products containing NeuroSky's chips.
From the company website:
NeuroSky, a fabless semiconductor/module company, has developed a non-invasive neural sensor and signal processing technology that converts brainwaves and eye movements into useful electronic signals to communicate with a wide range of electronic devices, consoles, and computers. While brainwaves have been used as a form of diagnostics and therapy in neurosciences for years, the related technology has never reached a large audience due to price/size constraints, inconvenient physical limitations, and/or invasive surgical procedures. NeuroSky draws from this research and adapts it to commercialize neural interface technologies for various attractive global markets.
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