iBrain may turn out to be a handy neural device for Stephen Hawking once fully operationalized by NeuroVigil, a San Diego based company.
It might struck you by name that iBrain is a sci-fi project of Apple but it’s not. The device is invented by Philip Low who is the team leader, neuroscientist, and the Chief Executive of Neuro Vigil. iBrain is intended to monitor and diagnose conditions like sleep apnea, autism, and depression.
Size of a matchbox, iBrain will read the human thoughts to facilitate in effective communication.
The team of researchers jetted to England to Hawking’s office and ran few tests on him which proved helpful. Hawking was requested “to imagine that he was scrunching his right hand into a ball.” And the algorithm of this portable neuro device yielded Hawking’s thoughts as signals.