Beyond VR

By | January 16, 2017
Side view of man wearing headgear with sensors.

(Leisa Thompson/Neurable)

Neurable, a U-M startup that developed brain-computer interface technology based on breakthrough neuroscience, has raised $2 million in seed funding to bring its software platform to market. The technology enables real-time control of software and connected devices using only the power of the user’s brain. Neurable has roots at U-M’s Direct Brain Interface Laboratory, where Ramses Alcaide, co-founder and CEO of Neurable, invented the core technology while working on his doctorate under Jane Huggins, one of the foremost researchers in brain-computer interfaces. “Our vision is to make this the standard human interaction platform for any hardware or software device,” Alcaide told TechCrunch in an interview. “So people can walk into their homes or their offices and take control of their devices using a combination of their augmented reality systems and their brain activity.”