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Brain-computer interface shows great potential over next 12 years

The BCI market is still in its infancy, but is growing at a rapid pace (NASDAQ:INTC)
| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 4:17 pm

Intel and other established tech companies are showing interest in the blossoming brain-computer-interface (BCI) market, according to Mind Solutions. BCI is a dedicated communication pathway between the human brain and a device - with early focus on helping medical patients recover from severe physical injuries.




With the help of Intel and other companies, Mind Solutions hopes to see BCI become more common place over the next few years. As the number of transistors powering PCs and mobile devices increases, especially as technology surpasses neurons in the human brain, there is great potential for long-term development.


"We will finally remove the fiction from the science fiction," said Mooly Eden, Intel head of perceptual computing, during CES. It will be possible to "open a car door with our finger, receive constant information about our health" along with using devices that "interface directly with your brain."


Ultimately, Mind Solutions hopes a major tech company enters the market and hopes to acquire the smaller boutique firm.


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