When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

13 March 2008

Oh, just a sudden impulse, I guess

A neckband that translates thought into speech by picking up nerve signals has been used to demonstrate a "voiceless" phone call for the first time.

With careful training a person can send nerve signals to their vocal cords without making a sound. These signals are picked up by the neckband and relayed wirelessly to a computer that converts them into words spoken by a computerised voice.
Nerve-tapping neckband allows 'telepathic' chat (New Scientist, 12 March 2008)

And here's the demo:

H/t: Marc Andreesen

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