“Space is an accelerator. The idea is to revolutionize and enable brain activity apps, products and services that are as easy as pulling data from an Apple Watch,” Levy said.
There are several technological solutions that are based on analyzing the behavior of brain activity to optimize different tasks and even for the assistance of people with difficulties. This is the case of BrainGate, a device that a few months ago was implanted in the brain of a 64-year-old man paralyzed since 2007, and managed to translate his thoughts into text with 94% accuracy.
The technology consists of a neural implant that seeks to transform the way in which people with disabilities can communicate after having lost movement or speech abilities.
The gadget uses a “brain-computer interface (BCI) that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to interpret signals of neural activity generated during handwriting,” as described by Francis Willett, Donald Avansino, Leigh Hochberg, Jaimie Henderson and Krishna Shenoy, who are some of the researchers involved in the study, and who published partial results in May 2021 in the journal Naturein the article entitled “High-performance brain-to-text communication via handwriting”.