Top Recent Developments in Brain-Computer Interface for the Future

Top Recent Developments in Brain-Computer Interface for the Future

Analytics Insight explores the top developments in brain-computer interface

The brain-computer interface is known as a cutting-edge technology system that helps to measure certain activities of the brain signals and convert them into artificial output. The global neural control interface market is projected to hit US$5.46 billion in 2030 with a CAGR of 13.9%. This system is emerging as a popular technology that acquires brain signals and relays those activities to a computer interface to carry out multiple actions with the mind efficiently and effectively. The neural control interface acts as a bridge between a human brain and external devices such as computers, smartphones, earphones, and many more. Stephen Hawking in 2018 mentioned that the future of communication is brain-computer interfaces. It can make human life better with the tools of this new technological revolution. Thus, let's explore some of the top recent developments in the brain-computer interface for the future.

Top recent developments in brain-computer interface

Brain/Neural Computer Interaction Horizon 2020 project is an initiative by the European Commission for coordinating research for brain-computer interface with six major applications such as restore, replace, enhance, supplement, improve, as well as a research tool. This project has been outlined as feasible as well as a promising field with restore includes unlocking those completely locked-in, replace includes neural control interface neuroprosthesis, enhance means enhanced user experience, supplement in augmented reality glasses, improve in upper limb rehabilitation after certain strokes, and research tool includes decoding activities from brain signals with real-time feedback.

The neural control interface in neuroscience is emerging as cutting-edge technology to serve the medical field and the healthcare sector with its functionalities.  It can be utilized clinically in a paralyzed patient or patients in a coma with the brain signals from neuronal activities. An artificial limb will act as electrical impulses that transfer from the human brain to the machine directly within a short span of time without any need for the neuromuscular pathway.

Synchron has revealed that it has developed the first-ever brain-computer interface where the study showed that two paralyzed ALS people have gained the strength to text, email, bank, and shop online efficiently. The company implanted the neural control interface through the jugular vein without any open brain surgery. These two patients can successfully utilize impulses and control devices without a touchscreen, keyboard, mouse, and voice activation technology through artificial intelligence. This is one of the major developments in the brain-computer interface domain. The patients have gained back confidence and courage to be productive in the real-life world while using this neural control interface.

BrainGate clinical trial showed that there is a potential use of an intracortical wireless brain-computer interface with the external wireless transmitter. This new system can transmit brain signals at single-neuron resolution without decoding the system physically by the users. Two patients needed to point, click, and type at a rate of 90 characters per minute on a standard tablet computer and with the bridge between brain signals and computer interface, they have successfully achieved the tasks with accuracy and typing speed efficiently and effectively.  It is another recent development in the neural control interface that has opened multiple possibilities for the future in the healthcare sector.

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