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.
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- Cluster: Brain-computer interfaceA collection of topics, research organizations, companies and technologies related to brain-computer interface (BCI) systems, also called brain-machine interface (BMI). These devices translate neuronal information into commands that can control software or hardware like computers or robotic devices.