Brain-Machine Interface: From Elon Musk’s Neuralink to Valve’s Gaming Platform and Kernel’s fNIRS

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By Dimitrios Pavlakis | 1Q 2021 | IN-6097


BMI Is Gaining Momentum


The use of Brain-Machine Interface (BMI), also referred to as Brain-Computer Interface (BCI), is a promising technological application that is currently attracting increased attention and undergoing multiple experimental designs and proof of concepts. Its key objective is remarkably captivating: allow humans to control any piece of technology or digital application using solely their mental faculties, ushering in the next step in human-machine interaction in the connected era. BMI is currently strongly powered by academia, with companies trying to secure additional investments and steadily attempting to make a few steps into the spotlight. The main objective for companies interested in BMI at this point is to avoid the “gimmick” tag and provide evidence of something functional, reliable, and marketable. BMI is expected to make the transition to consumer markets within the next 5 years.

Not a Completely Novel Technology but Quite a Novel Approach


Is this a novel technology? Does it have a higher chance of failure to enter th…

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