Wednesday, 19 September 2018

MIT Media labs brings a mind-reading device

14 August 2018 | News

MIT Media Lab has devised a headset which can read one's thoughts, and process answers for questions and reply to its wearer without the need for speaking out loud.

MIT Media Labs has recently launched the first ever compact headset that reads signals sent from the brain to the mouth and the jaw

MIT Media Lab has devised a headset which can read one's thoughts, and process answers for questions and replies to its wearer without the need for speaking out loud.

As per a report by CNET, when we think about something, our brain sends a signal to our mouth and jaw, and AlterEgo captures these signals.

MIT Media Labs states that the communication between AlterEgo and the person wearing it, happens through bone-conduction headphones.

The technology transmits sound vibrations through the face bones without travelling through the ear canal. Thus, AlterEgo could easily communicate with the individual while he is actually talking to someone else.

In its trials that involved 15 people, AlterEgo had an accurate transcription rate of 92 percent. Arnav Kapur, the graduate student who led AlterEgo's development, describes it as an "intelligence-augmentation device."

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