With Russian neural tech, no fingers and keys to control PC - thinking is enough

19 July 2021

Neiry, a Russian neural technology start-up, is eyeing ways to commercialize its neural interfaces that would make it possible to use the power of brain activity to control computers.

Neiry is working on brain-computer interface based products for sectors such as education, entertainment, industry, medicine, and personal use. There are two algorithms to focus on; one is expected to gauge a person’s cognitive resources and the other would aim to link up the brain and the computer. Data collected in the process will be stored in a de-personalized form.

Earlier this year Neiry launched three pilot projects in Moscow, Kazan (mid-Volga region), and Leningrad Oblast outside St. Petersburg. During the projects schoolchildren tested VR headsets with built-in interfaces and then underwent testing on high school disciplines.

The start-up has plans to expand internationally. It already operates in the U.S., Singapore, and Kazakhstan.

This past spring Neiry raised $7.3m from a public-private investor partnership. The start-up claimed at that time that its post-money valuation had been estimated at $32.4m.

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