NextMind is developing a brain computer interface that translates signals from the visual cortex into digital commands. We tried NextMind s device, which lets you input commands into computers and AR VR headsets with your visual attention. Eventually, the Paris based startup wants to let you do the same with your visual imagination. We spoke with NextMind CEO Sid Kouider ahead of CES 2020, where his company is unveiling a dev kit shipping to select developers and partners this month for $399. After the early access period, a second limited run (waitlist) of dev kits will begin shipping in Q2 2020.NextMind is part of a growing number of startups building noninvasive neural interfaces that rely on machine learning algorithms. In September 2019, Facebook acquired Ctrl labs, which was developing an electromyography wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine interpretable commands. NextMind is also developing a noninvasive device, but it s an electroencephalogram (EEG) worn on the back of your head, where your brain s visual cortex is located.
NextMind is building a real-time brain computer interface, unveils Dev Kit for $399