Unleashing the Potential of the Mind: Controlling Digital Interfaces, Such As Phones, Through Brain Signals

Pison, founded by Dexter Ang (MIT ’05), enables people to control digital interfaces, such as their phones, through brain signals. Dexter Ang ’05, AF ’16 had been working as a high-frequency trader before he learned his mother had ALS. Over the next year, he watched her slowly lose the ability to walk, feed herself, and even click a mouse to read an e-book, one of her favorite activities. The progression was painful to watch, but what Ang couldn’t accept was that his mother’s physical condition could so negatively affect her interactions with the digital world. “I didn’t think there needed to be that connection between physical capability and digital capability,” Ang recalls. The idea set Ang on a mission that would change his life. Ten years after graduating from MIT…
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