By Debra Kaufman
April 21, 2017
At Facebook research unit Building 8, former Alphabet’s Regina Dugan is overseeing a project that will allow people to type using brain signals, the ultimate in hands-free smartphone communication. Dugan reports that, within a few years time, the system will be able to type 100 words per minute by monitoring the brain and without any implants. The technology may not require the person to think in letters. The same lab is also working on a way for people to hear through their skin.
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By Valerie Savran
September 18, 2013
Technology companies have realized that passwords are not always the most convenient form of security and are seeking alternatives. The new iPhone, for example, features fingerprint scanning while Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system is optimized for fingerprint-based biometrics. Passwords are often long and complicated and difficult to remember. However, new security innovations are emerging that could lead to people relying less on passwords. Continue reading Replacing Passwords: Innovative Forms of Security Emerging
By Chris Castaneda
September 9, 2013
DAQRI, an augmented reality developer, is creating software and augmented reality apps, combined with EEG monitoring devices and Google Glass, to bring mental control over physical and virtual environments. The company has created several augmented realities for marketing, entertainment, commercial and educational uses. The company’s efforts to add EEG sensors bring new ways to control devices, what is connected to them, and the environments they create. Continue reading Bringing Mental Concentration Control to Augmented Reality
By Erick Moen
January 11, 2013
NeuroSky and InteraXon both wowed CES this week with their mind controlled devices and apps, but it will be a while before brain wave technology allows Jedi-like mastery of our electronic world. And, while the technology is in its infancy right now, current systems are being used to familiarize users with the concepts and pave the way for more advanced designs. Despite their similarities, however, the companies are following very different developmental roadmaps. Continue reading CES 2013: Where is Next-Gen Brain Wave Technology Headed?