Neurocomputer interfaces (Brain-ComputerInterface, BCI), as the name implies, are devices designed to exchange information between the brain and an electronic device (for example, a computer). In fact, they perform what is commonly referred to in science fiction as reading thoughts. In recent years, scientists from different countries have made significant progress in developing this technology. For example, we recently wrote about a development that allows us to read signals from a human brain and translate them into human speech, as well as a system that allows us to play, for example, in Tetris only with the power of thought.
But all these technologies are still far frommass implementation and use. However, recently, Chinese scientists have developed a new computer chip, which, perhaps, will be able to bring these technologies to the masses, according to a state-run Chinese news agency, Xinhua reports.
Why are neurocomputer interfaces needed?
According to the source, the development of a new chipBrain Talker, designed specifically to improve the efficiency of the brain-computer (BCI) interfaces, aimed at deciphering the user's mental intentions solely through neural electrical signals without using natural neuro-muscular paths, is due to the collaboration of scientists from Tianjin University and specialists from China Electronics Company Corporation.
"Usually signals transmitted and processedbrain, contain a large amount of background noise. The BC3 chip developed by us (Brain-Computer Codec Chip), or brain-computer coding chip, is able to recognize secondary neural electrical signals and effectively decode the information contained in them, significantly increasing the speed and accuracy of information transfer using neurocomputer interests, ”explains the press. -release researcher at Tianjin University Ming Dong.
According to Dong, their development can help bring the technology of neurocomputer interfaces from laboratories to the mass market.
“The brain-computer interfaces have a promising future,” he writes in a press release.
"The Brain Talker chip is developing the technology of neurocomputer interfaces, allowing it to become more portable, wearable and accessible to the general public."
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