The world of Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology is an exciting and emerging field with the potential to revolutionize the way humans interact with the smart devices that increasingly surround us. Nascent as BCI technology may currently be, I envision a future where one day we interact with personal devices as seamlessly and effortlessly as moving your arm or leg. While we may currently have a lot of work to do in order to reach that level of interoperability, even modest successes in current BCI technology can feel like "magic." However, magic it is not. BCI technology is the end result of various disciplines applied for a specific purpose.
As such, it may seem daunting for those interested in pursuing BCI tech to find a starting point. Hopefully, this post will help shed some light on this topic.
A functioning BCI system makes use of several components to interpret and make use of information measured from the brain. This is made possible by combining elements from the following fields of study:
Non-obvious skills that are relevant
A few leading institutions doing great work here
Misconceptions about a career in BCI
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