The 'AlterEgo' has been developed as a revolutionary new device that could completely change the way that we communicate with computers to eliminate the need for manual typing or verbal commands. Featuring a series of electrodes that scan the jaw for neuromuscular signals, the device interprets the command and responds accordingly without the wearer having to speak a single word or press any buttons. This makes it an ideal solution for the differently abled who might not be able to verbalize or those who have limited mobility and require a new way to improve their everyday life.
The 'AlterEgo' device is the design work of a team at MIT that's led by Arnav Kapur who explained the concept behind the project, saying, "Our idea was: Could we have a computing platform that's more internal, that melds human and machine in some ways and that feels like an internal extension of our own cognition?"
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