Six startups connecting brains with machines
A closer look at six companies promising to one day unlock full human potential by merging our minds with machines
In the previous article in this series, we explored what brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are and how they promise to unlock full human potential. Although these devices seem to be like something from a far future, neuroscientists have been exploring and researching their potential since the 1970s. The 1990s and early 2000s saw breakthrough experiments involving implanting BCIs into humans. People with chips in their heads started to control computers, write messages and even control robotic arms using only their thoughts.
The possibility of connecting our brains with computers, initially to address various neurological diseases and then maybe to enhance human capabilities, is not science fiction anymore.
In this article, we will explore the landscape in which companies that promise to one day install chips in our heads operate. We will also take a closer look at six companies leading the way in commercializing BCI technology, promising to one day unlock full human potential by merging our minds with machines.