NextMind

NextMind

A company developing a noninvasive, EEG-based brain-computer interface geared to the mass market.

NextMind is a spinoff from founder Sid Kouider's lab at École Normale Supérieure. NextMind develops wearable non-invasive EEG technology, worn on the back of your head over the visual cortex area. The company has a device that allows commands to be input into computers and AR/VR headsets using your visual attention. NextMind plans to develop technology to allow external devices to be controlled with visual imagination as well.

NextMind has a proprietary material for the electrodes, which are comb shaped, going through the hair to reach the scalp. Microchips on the ends of each electrode capture data for the machine learning algorithms.

NextMind’s device can clip onto the back of an Oculus VR headset to control video games. The NextMind Dev Kit is built around the Utility 3D game engine and allows developers and hobbyists to build their own brain-controlled environment and applications.

Timeline

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
NextMind, Seed, August 2018
4,600,000
August 2018
1 Result
Results per page:
Page 1 of 1

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Sid Kouider

Founder

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

Golden logo
Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0; additional terms apply. By using this site, you agree to our Terms & Conditions.