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Designing a Neural Input Wristband for XR Experiences - Introduction

Welcome to our blog post series, where we delve into the fascinating world of designing a neural input wristband for XR (Extended Reality). Over the course of these blog posts, we'll explore various aspects and concepts closely tied to this innovative technology.

Every detail covered in these blog posts is part of a larger, more comprehensive guide available in our Whitepaper. In this in-depth resource, you'll discover an extended version of the insights and information shared here. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded understanding of the subject, both in bite-sized pieces through these blog posts and in a more extensive format through our Whitepaper.

In conjunction with our whitepaper, we organized an engaging webinar session in which our EVP provided a comprehensive walkthrough of our research and insights detailed in our whitepaper, and expanded on our neural input wristband. This interactive event allowed our audience to gain deeper insights into our work and get more information presented in our whitepaper.

Throughout our research for the whitepaper, we embarked on a comprehensive exploration of the subject matter. Our aim was to provide valuable insights into the development of a neural input interface that meets the needs of users, and customers, and aligns with industry requirements. We aimed to formalize a new taxonomy; a new framework, and to unify multiple-domain expertise with constant requests, questions, and challenges to distill and organize the insights about what makes a neural wearable interface accepted by the market.

Spatial computing is now gaining traction with new face worn devices, ambient computing, generative AI and wearables converging, and we believe that our approach will drive the industry into standardization of gesture input for extended reality experiences.

When creating a wearable input wristband, we need to think about several things: how the user's body works, what they want to do with the wristband, how focused they are, and where they are using it. These factors shape what the wristband can do, how it's used, and what it can control. It's important that the wristband works well from the start, is easy to set up, can be adjusted for each user, and feels comfortable and stylish so people want to use it.

The technical details of the wristband come from lots of careful decisions. These decisions are based on the specific sensors in the wristband and how the algorithms work. All of this falls under the big idea of "Defining Neural Interface Requirements". By paying attention to these small but important details, we can create a wristband that seamlessly connects our thoughts and actions, opening up exciting possibilities for how we interact with technology.

When you're incorporating additional components or software into a device made by a third party, you could encounter additional restrictions on how those new parts or programs must function. These limitations arise because the original device might have specific requirements, technical boundaries, or compatibility considerations that you need to take into account.

The white paper's and these blogs' main goal is to explain how a mix of different needs and compromises can come together to create a product that's accurate, comfy to use, and works well. It shows how smart choices about technology and design, based on what users want and how things work, can make a great user experience. We will take you through this journey of turning complex ideas into something that's both practical and enjoyable for users.

In our next blog post we will explore the basics of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and how in the near future, upcoming computers and their associated technologies are set to shift their focus back to the user, placing them right at the heart of the interaction. Instead of users having to adapt to the technology, the technology will adapt to the users. We will expand on how these advancements will empower users to effortlessly engage with their devices, allowing technology to seamlessly integrate into their lives.

*All figures shown in this blog are taken from our white paper, available for download here.


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