Following the Neuralink project, recently shared by Elon Musk, Facebook today published its research into the brain-computer interface (BCI). This study, which will allow you to control augmented reality interfaces in the future, will analyze the coding of a question-and-answer dialogue in real time using human cortical activity.
In the meantime, bci technology, which is the subject of the research, can be used to help people with diseases such as ALS. People who can’t use their bodies as before to communicate can express their wishes and thoughts more easily thanks to this technology.
Although accessibility is at the forefront of the use of this technology, we can say that Facebook is turning to a wider range of applications with the production of AR wearable fabrics that eliminate the need for voice and written commands. Facebook AR/VR Vice President Andrew “Boz” Bosworth said on Twitter:
According to the “one day” statement, Facebook has not yet determined exactly when this technology will pass. The company stated in its blog post that it could take 10 years to develop this technology, but still has a positive enough approach to think that with the introduction of technology, it will close the gap.
Among the strategies the company has discovered is the use of a pulse oximeter that monitors the oxygen consumption of neurons to detect brain activity.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, has yet to succeed in providing data to AR. However, both researchers and the company feel that the study has a certain potential and continues to develop step by step.