Cognixion ONE, where brain-computer interfacing meets augmented reality, is coming this year 1

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‘8 billion people will love it. 100 million will directly benefit, including over 1 billion who support them,’ says Mai Ling Chan, director of growth and achievement at Cognixion, on the launch of the new headset

Quick read

➨ Cognixion ONE, available later this year, stimulates the brain and reads its activity while sending control signals back to a custom-built augmented reality app
➨ The headset will also include an augmentative communication app and an integrated artificial intelligence virtual assistant for home automation control and companionship
➨ Get in touch with Cognixion now to request a beta test or pre-order Cognixion One

The story

US-based neural interface startup Cognixion is combining brain-computer interfacing technology with augmented reality to produce a new headset.

Cognixion ONE, available later this year, stimulates the brain and reads its activity while sending control signals back to a custom-built augmented reality app. It also integrates with leading research software.

Cognixion, which so far has Wearable Speech, a speech generating device, and the companion Speakprose software on the market, says the headset is “designed to be usable by everyone”, particularly those living with disabilities, and so is fully accessible via brain-computer interface, head pointing or switch.

Cognixion ONE, where brain-computer interfacing meets augmented reality, is coming this year 2
Cognixion ONE

The headset will also include an augmentative communication app and an integrated artificial intelligence virtual assistant for home automation control and companionship, enabling it to eventually become an insurance-fundable device.

‘This product will prove to be truly, fundamentally life changing’

As Mai Ling Chan, director of growth and achievement at Cognixion, succinctly puts it in her press statement supporting the launch: “8 billion people will love it. 100 million will directly benefit, including over 1 billion who support them.”

Cognixion also distributed press statements from two former Apple executives to support the launch.

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The headset will also include an augmentative communication app and an integrated artificial intelligence virtual assistant

Tom Gruber, co-founder of Siri and former head of advanced development at Apple, says: “Cognixion has created a breakthrough in human-machine interface: a practical, wearable device that allows you to control a computer with your brain.”

“It will allow people with severe motor and speech disabilities to speak with family and friends, and—via an integrated virtual assistant—interact with the digital and physical world.”

Alan Brightman, founder of Apple’s worldwide disability solutions group, adds: “I’d have thought the idea behind Cognixion One was merely wildly imaginative if it weren’t already a reality. In my opinion, this product will prove to be truly, fundamentally life changing for people young and old with varying levels of ability.”

Cognixion ONE, where brain-computer interfacing meets augmented reality, is coming this year 3
The headset stimulates the brain and reads its activity while sending control signals back to a custom-built augmented reality app

The launch of Cognixion One follows the news that Tobii, Valve Corporation and OpenBCI are developing a mixed reality headset that incorporates advanced brain-computer interfacing technology.

It’s heartening to see that brain-computer interfacing technology is on the cusp of joining with immersive technologies to make computing altogether more accessible.

Of course, we need to wait for the first units to see just how powerful these devices are, but the fact that OpenBCI and Cognixion are in a position to market their respective headsets tells us that moment is closer than it’s ever been.

Get in touch with Cognixion now to request a beta test or pre-order the new headset.

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Images: Cognixion

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