Brain science technology revolutionises daily life in China

SHENZHEN: According to a recent report by China Central Television (CCTV), brain science technology has made significant strides in China, finding its way into various aspects of daily life. From piloting drones using brain-computer interfaces to screening for dementia in senior care communities, these advancements are transforming the way people live and interact with technology.

In 2023, several major scientific breakthroughs were put into practice in Guangming Science City, located in Shenzhen, China’s high-tech hub. The city is home to over 20 sci-tech innovation entities working on cutting-edge projects.

One notable company has developed a brain-controlled drone that can be operated using a headband. The device transmits users’ brainwave signals in real-time to the programme, allowing actions such as blinking, eye movement, and teeth clenching to be captured by the machine. “Once a person’s focus level reaches a specific threshold, the drone takes off. The higher the focus level, the higher the drone f
lies,” explained Li Xiaotian, the company’s director of research and development.

Mind-controlled technology has found applications beyond drones, extending to the use of robotic arms and laptops.

In a parallel development, senior care communities in Shenzhen have begun using brain-machine devices to screen for Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment in the elderly. “These brain-machine devices are used to conduct screenings for mild cognitive impairment in the elderly. It gives us an opportunity for intervention at an early stage. The brain-machine devices are being used in more than 20 communities,” stated Wang Qingyong, a neurologist.

As brain science technology continues to advance, it is expected to play an increasingly important role in various sectors, improving the quality of life for people in China and beyond.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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