The best and brightest tech innovators are congregating in Las Vegas for CES 2024 (Consumer Electronics Show) to showcase the newest generation of technology. Naqi Logix — a neural interface developer — is one such company, seeking to make assisted living devices more accessible.
Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita explores the functionality of Naqi Logix's earbuds which function as a non-invasive brain implant to engage with various home devices. She meets with Naqi Logix Founder David Segal and Director of Product Management Zavier Alexander to discuss the use cases of such technology.
Editor's note: This article was written by Luke Carberry Mogan.
AKIKO FUJITA: "Yahoo Finance's" is on the ground here in Sin City, Las Vegas at CES 2024. It is one of the largest tech conferences in the world. We're here to give you the inside scoop on the technologies that will educate and enlighten and transform your portfolio.
He's able to type by looking.
ZAVIER ALEXANDER: Exactly.
AKIKO FUJITA: Can we have him spell "Yahoo Finance?"
ZAVIER ALEXANDER: Sure.
AKIKO FUJITA: We are here with Naqi Logix. It's a neural interface company that allows you to control digital devices like a laptop hands-free with this earpiece and facial gestures. He's not touching anything.
ZAVIER ALEXANDER: He's not touching anything. So this is totally hands-free right now. Totally, hands-free and voice-free. He's just looking at the text that he wants to type. And then it is being typed on screen.
AKIKO FUJITA: That is incredible. So this is all you need, the small earpiece.
ZAVIER ALEXANDER: Exactly. You can play a video game. You can fly a flight simulator. Dave can fly a 737 in the flight simulator on his computer.
- Look straight. Look up. Looking at the top panel.
- 1,000 sink rate. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up. Pull up.
DAVID SEGAL: I'm confident, if we can fly a 737 with nothing but an earbud, you can control anything and everything. And is that not the goal of implants?
AKIKO FUJITA: Well, then you don't need to implant the chip.
DAVID SEGAL: There you have it. That's why we're here at CES. I'm not against brain implants. That's very important to know because I think brain implants are very, very important for certain aspects of society. Those who are truly locked in, those who have severe neurological disorders, where technology like Naqi may not be a fit.
But for somebody who you want to consider a typical quadriplegic and healthier from that level up to and including healthy, able-bodied people like us--
AKIKO FUJITA: Yeah.
DAVID SEGAL: --this is the ability to almost telepathically hands-free, voice-free, and screen-free, control everything with nothing but a wearable.