"Audeo" Neck Band for Sub-Vocal Communication

This prototype "Audeo" neckband by Ambient Corporation is capable of picking up nerve impulses sent to the vocal cords, which can then be machine-translated into speech. The processing delay is awfully slow right now, the vocabulary the computer understands is limited to about 150 words, and you have to wear a severe neck band full of sensors, but it all looks pretty fantastic to me. It'll be a while before we can have completely sub-vocal telephone conversations (and who wants to talk to a machine voice if you don't have to?) but I could see these being used as an ancillary input for a wide variety of devices, especially for the military.

Nerve-tapping neckband allows 'telepathic' chat [NewScientist.com via Gizmodo]

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