NextMind Brings Brain-Computer Interface Wearable To IAA Mobility
NextMind, a fast-growing neurotechnology startup, announced that its award-winning brain-computer interface is empowering real-time control in a concept vehicle presented this week in Munich at IAA Mobility Sept. 7-12. It is the world’s first automotive integration of a brain-sensing wearable, using NextMind’s proprietary technology, which allows users to take control of the car just by using their thoughts.
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“NextMind’s groundbreaking technology opens new possibilities for user interaction and engagement by instantly translating brain signals from the user’s visual cortex into computer commands,” said Sid Kouider, NextMind founder and CEO. “Brain-computer interfaces are going to impact every aspect of our lives and bring incredible benefits to improve our world. We are excited to be partnering with industry leaders like Mercedes-Benz to explore ways to turn these future possibilities into realities.”
After months of co-development, visitors at the event can now experience using their mind to control the car’s functions at its exhibit in Hall B3.
The driver links to the car using NextMind’s non-invasive BCI upon entering. Once the user completes the short calibration process, the direct connection between the user’s thoughts and the car allows them to perform functions on the dashboard such as selecting entertainment channels and navigating a car in a virtual world.
While visitors to IAA Mobility can try out NextMind real-time controls for themselves, it will take more time before these technologies become widely integrated across consumer products. Until then, anyone can experience BCI technology at home using the NextMind Dev Kit.
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