Facebook unveiled a project to create a brain-computer interface that lets you type with your thoughts. Former director of DARPA and the ex-head of Google’s experimental ATAP research group, Regina Dugan, refers to the technology as a “brain mouse for augmented reality.” It could be an ideal way to receive direct input from neural activity, removing the need for hand or body movement tracking. Researchers at Stanford created a system for letting paralyzed patients type using only their thoughts, however, it uses an invasively-implanted electrode array. Neural imaging may be the only non-invasive way to transmit neural activity, according to Dugan.
Article Source: The Verge