Hooking up brains to machines could be the ‘next big thing’ for gaming

Hooking up brains to machines could be the ‘next big thing’ for gaming

It may sound like science fiction, but brain-machine interfaces (BMI) will eventually come to our devices. It’s just a matter of time. The technology has been actively researched since 1969, before consumer computers even existed, when a researcher showed that monkeys could amplify their brain signals to control a needle on a dial. Today, researchers are making strides to bring brain-machine interfaces closer to reality. Stanford researchers successfully created an interface for brain-controlled typing where users simply imagine their own hand movements to move an on-screen cursor, helping paralyzed users communicate. Startup CTRL-Labs has figured out a way to make the brain-machine…

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