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A Facebook bracelet that “reads the minds” of the user

This gadget is able to intercept brain signals and use them to interact with augmented reality systems.

The way we interact with computers could be much simpler in the future thanks to Facebook.

That internet giant is already working on products that are moving in that direction, so we could soon start controlling the devices with the power of the mind.

Facebook’s Reality Labs (FRL) works on bracelets that can intercept brain signals and use them to interact with augmented reality systems.
Their work is based on electromyography (registration of electrical activity in the muscle), so with the help of sensors, they translate nerve signals into digital commands.

So, for example, when the user thinks that he wants to type something on the keyboard, the bracelet interprets the signals coming from the brain, and based on that data, it enables interaction with the virtual keyboard.

Facebook notes that it is not about “reading thoughts”, but about interpreting brain signals, and the bracelets will initially offer simple actions, such as clicking on a virtual button

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