We take a few moments today on Remembrance Day, and every day, to think about peace – in this world and within ourselves – and honor the men and women who have worked and sacrificed to bring us closer to this goal.
Yesterday, we posted this on our Twitter:
We get a lot of questions about Muse and our brainwave technology on a regular basis, but want to go one step beyond what our website FAQs can provide. We want to take the time to address what’s important to you, with respect to brainwave technology and the next generation of user interfaces, in a personal and meaningful way.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be introducing a blog series where our team picks the most common questions and answers them with indepth articles. Until then, we’ll continue to answer your FAQ’s every other day online through our Facebook, Twitter, and new Google Plus page. Please check back frequently!
In the coming weeks we’re also switching from a written News Roundup format, to video. What types of things would you like to see featured?
This week in our industry recap: Samsung patent announces potential BCI news; Microsoft goes Star Trek with real time voice translation; 8 people use a technique called ‘Hyperscanning BCI’ to write a single line of text
1// New Samsung Patent: BCI or Something Else?
In the last week or so reports started circulating of a new Samsung patent, published by the US Patent and Trademark Office. Whether it’s Samsung’s answer to Google Glass, or something much closer to a brain computer interface, the patent’s filing and release is very interesting timing indeed! Because none of the reports from this week linked to the actual patent, we dug it up on the USPTO database for you to read. What do you think?
2// Real-Time Voice Translation
In the world of user interfaces, Microsoft has been one to watch this past year. First, with their MuCI (muscle computer interface), translating actions like pinches and muscle twitches into responsive commands. Now the company is tackling a real-time voice translation interface. Scientists have made attempts at human-to-computer voice recognition since the 1970s, with varying degrees of success. Synthetic voice recognition software, like gesture and brainwave-enabled software, are acknowledged as part of the potential trajectory in natural user interfaces.
Watch Microsoft’s CRO Rick Rashid make a presentation using this new interface, below
3// Just For Fun: How Do You Say Merry Christmas With ‘B-C-I’?
With synchronized concentration, of course! Austrian-based Guger Technologies recently tried a technique called Hyperscanning, which is an approach to studying social interactions in groups of people. 8 employees where connected to the same brain computer interface and wrote ‘MERRY XMAS’ using a P300 speller, which you can see in the video below
The InteraXon news roundup is published weekly, every Sunday night, to recap trends and breaking news in the world of brain computer interfaces and thought controlled computing. Do you have a story you’d like to submit or share? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line “News Story”) or leave a comment here.