The brain-computer interface (BCI) space continues to rise in notoriety, and a number of players are throwing their hats in the ring.
Such technologies could enable users to control a computer with their brain, or even go beyond that. Countless immobile people someday could control a mouse cursor, keyboard, mobile device/tablet, wheelchair or prosthetic device by only thinking.
Big names have already established their presence in the space. Elon Musk’s Neuralink continues to make headway, while Bill Gates- and Jeff Bezos-backed Synchron has an innovative catheter-delivered implant. Blackrock Neurotech, which has a next-generation BCI, has been implanting its Utah Array in patients since 2004.
Those companies and more were covered in last year’s roundup of brain-computer interface companies you need to know. But there are several more companies ou…