Following the Neuralink project, recently shared by Elon Musk, Facebook published its research on the brain-computer interface (BCI) today. This study, which will allow you to control augmented reality interfaces in the future, will analyze the coding of a Q & A dialogue in real time using human cortical activity.
In the meantime, BCI technology, which is the subject of the research, can be used to help people with diseases such as ALS. People who cannot use their bodies as they used to communicate can express their wishes and thoughts more easily with this technology.
Although accessibility is at the forefront in the use of this technology, we can say that Facebook is turning to a wider range of applications with the production of AR wearable fabrics that eliminate the need for voice and written commands.Facebook AR / VR Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said in a statement on Twitter gave place:
Today, we share an update on our efforts to create a non-invasive wearable device that people can write down by imagining what they want to say. The progress we have made shows that there is real potential for future input and how interactions with the AR glasses may one day look.
According to the statement “one day Facebook, Facebook has not yet determined exactly when this technology will pass. Stating that it can take 10 years to develop this technology in a blog post, the company nevertheless has a positive approach to think that it will close the gap with the implementation of the technology.
Today we’re sharing an update on our work to build a non-invasive wearable device. Our progress shows the real potential in AR. https://t.co/ilk192gw is
– Boz (boztank) July 30, 2019
Strategies the company has discovered include the use of a pulse oximeter that monitors the oxygen consumption of neurons to detect brain activity.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, has not yet succeeded in providing data to AR. However, both researchers and the company think that the work has a certain potential and continues to develop step by step.