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"A brain–computer interface (BCI), sometimes called a direct neural interface or a brain–machine interface, is a direct communication pathway between a brain and an external device. BCIs are often aimed at assisting, augmenting or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions" [1].

Types of Brain Computer Interfaces

Subvocal Recognition (SVR)

"The Ambient Corporation is marketing a device called the Audeo that helps people speak [2]. On February 26, 2008 the Ambient Corporation demonstrated what it called the world's first voiceless phone call" [3].

Intra-ocular Lenses

"The implantation of modern IOLs requires minimally invasive surgery. A silicone folding lens can be inserted through a tiny incision or injected into the eye. The technology has close parallels with the contact lens industry and soft hydrophilic materials such as acrylic have been adapted for IOL use. Today there are in excess of 1500 designs and it is estimated that over 200 million people have benefited from an intra-ocular lens" [4].