While we have seen brain computer interfaces in the past, a group of researchers from China has taken the concept to another level as the scientists revealed the world’s first Brain-Computer Codec Chip.
The latest discovery is result of a collaboration between Tianjin University and China Electronics Corp. However, the researchers have said that the devices is fully independent property.
The researchers have revealed that the purpose of their research was to improve the Brain-Computer Interface technology. While we will have to wait to find out how different devices use the chip in the coming years, researchers have said that they expect the latest invention will be able to process electric signals from human brains to decode different intents. For example, companies can use the latest chip to bring products that can help those with limited movement abilities. However, we might be several years off from watching the latest chip in action.
Talking about the latest chip, Dong Ming, Dean of the Tianjin University Academy of Medical Engineering and Translational Medicine said, “The signals transmitted and processed by the brain are submerged in the background noise. This BC3 chip has the ability to discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode their information efficiently, which can greatly enhance the speed and accuracy of brain-computer interfaces.”