Board Thoughts with the NextMind Dev Kit
Mind control, or controlling with thoughts, is something we encounter a lot in films and series. But with the NextMind Dev Kit blijkt dit toch dichter bij de echte wereld te zitten dan gedacht! The company behind the NextMind Development Kit, NextMind, has already won two innovation awards at CES2020, including "Best of Innovation in VR & AR" and as an Honoree in "Weareable Technologies". We explain in this blog how the NextMind works exactly.
How does the NextMind Dev Kit work?
The NextMind Dev Kit is currently only available to developers who want to get started with neuro/mind control. The NextMind sensor is a small sensor that you stick to the back of the head. This can be done with a detachable headband, but the sensor can also be easily attached to virtual reality glasses, such as Oculus Quest 2 and HTC Vive Pro.
The NextMind sensor uses artificial intelligence to translate signals from the brain and send them to the computer. You can look at an image, for example a smart lamp or a game that you are playing, and the NextMind sensor can "click" it for you with your brain. The image you are looking at is projected onto your visual cortex (at the back of the brain). The NextMind is in Contact with this part of your brain and can follow this movement via certain waves. Focus then click long enough on the item you want to click and the NextMind software ensures that this actually happens.
According to the company, you can program everything from no-code applications, which only take a few minutes to build, to advanced AR and VR experiences. The NextMind development kit includes the sensor, an adjustable headband, the AI algorithms and additional resources such as tutorials, demo apps and games. The NextMind development kit is compatible with a wide variety of digital platforms, including macOS, Windows 10, Oculus, HTC Vive and Hololens.
Who can use the NextMind Dev Kit?
The NextMind sensor can be purchased by anyone, but because of its applicability it is intended for developers who want to implement the product with their own software. There are no native-supported games or applications available yet, making the NextMind Dev Kit not suitable for Consumers or new VR users. Experience with virtual reality programming is therefore required.
When will the NextMind Dev Kit be available?
The NextMind Dev Kit is currently only available on request. Want to know more about delivery times? Then take Contact on Unbound VR and we'll place an inquiry for you!