“A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the voices of people who have lost the ability to speak due to paralysis and other forms of neurological damage. “
“Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver equipment.”
It’s too bad, they looked cool.
These glasses from Intel look very innovative and I’m anticipating signing up for a developer kit if and when they become available.