VR technology has been accelerating rapidly in recent years, but there are still questions surrounding the most effective ways for us to interact with virtual spaces. We have recently seen a variety of weird controllers, boots, chairs and hover boards, while the next step in hand and body tracking technology seems to be not quite there yet. Boston-based startup Neurable has recently jumped to the head of the innovation pack with the launch of the first brain-controlled interface for VR.
Neurable’s brain computer interface (BCI) technology identifies brain activity through electroencephalography (EEG) and can translate those brain signals into specific directions within the VR environment. The company is ultimately interested in developing BCI technology that functions across a variety of platforms, but initial demonstrations focus on VR gaming.
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