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MindAffect, a team which presented in today’s TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield, wants to explore whats possible when we can control the devices around us with our minds — and to let others explore the possibilities, too.
MindAffect was selected as a wildcard entry into the Startup Battlefield from the companies exhibiting at the show.
Area - Research - Team - Anything - Eyes
One early area of research for the team has been helping those who are unable to move anything but their eyes (due to neurological disorders such as ALS or stroke) communicate by typing.
Through this research, the team has designed a brain-computer interface which uses existing electroencephalogram (or EEG) hardware and unique flashing patterns to allow a user to control a device using only their eyes and the signals generated by their brain. Now they want to let others build with this interface (whether it’s for medical use cases like they’ve explored so far, or things like gaming/entertainment) with plans to launch a development kit next month at CES.
MindAffect - System - AppleTV
Here’s MindAffect’s system wired up to control an AppleTV:
While there are existing solutions for tracking eye movements to control computers, this approach sort of flips the concept upside down.
Whereas - Eye - Solutions - Cameras - Reflections
Whereas eye tracking solutions mostly use cameras and infrared reflections bounced off the eye to determine...
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