NextMind is a fast-growing tech startup that has developed a first-of-its-kind, brain-sensing wearable that delivers real-time device control using just a person’s thoughts. NextMind’s technology translates brain signals from the visual cortex into digital commands in real time. The small, light-weight device fits into the back of a cap or headband, and rests gently on the user’s head. It captures data from the electrical signals created by the user’s neuron activity in the visual cortex, and using machine learning algorithms, transforms that output into communication that enables easier interaction and control of computers, AR/VR headsets or any device.
Over the past year, the startup went from a stealth mode neuroscience lab project to one of the most innovative technologies available today. NextMind introduced its vision at Slush in November. Then in January at CES, it won the Best of innovation award by demonstrating its neural interface to the public, allowing everyone to experience the endless possibilities of direct brain command. NextMind will be shipping its first $399 DevKits during Q2 of this year, and soon be opening preorders.