The tech giant Facebook announced the development of a wristband that translates motor signals from your brain to make digital commands. The announcement comes just a week after the company shared its 10-year vision on developing a pair of augmented reality (AR) glasses.
The device can essentially assist you to navigate AR menus by just thinking about it like just a thought of clicking onto a link on the screen or even scrolling down the webpage. The band will use electromyography (EMG) to record motor nerve signals and will be able to understand the smallest finger or wrist motions to send commands to your device.
AR technology for the wrist provides a layer of privacy that voice commands lack, as per a justification from the company on why they chose to go ahead with the idea of a wristband. Moreover, it’s comfortable and portable enough that it will fit into day-to-day life easily. The wristband would also possibly integrate in terms of functionality with the company’s forthcoming augmented-reality glasses.
“The goal of neural interfaces is to upset this long history of human-computer interaction and start to make it so that humans now have more control over machines than they have over us. We want computing experiences where the human is the absolute center of the entire experience.”
There has been no announcement of a release date as the product is still in its research and development stage. AR fanatics can probably expect to wait for up to 10 years before this product hits the market.
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