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About CTRL-labs

CTRL-labs is a New York City-based startup focused on the development of non-invasive neural interface technology that fundamentally reimagines how humans and machines collaborate.

CTRL-labs Headquarter Location

25 W 36th Street 9th Floor

New York, New York, 10018,

United States

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CTRL-labs Patents

CTRL-labs has filed 31 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Mixed reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Hand gestures
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Speech recognition, Computational linguistics, Upper limb anatomy, Natural language processing, Joints


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Related Topics

Speech recognition, Computational linguistics, Upper limb anatomy, Natural language processing, Joints



Latest CTRL-labs News

Facebook's Smartwatch Will Eventually Include CTRL-Labs Tech for Smartglasses Control, Report Says

Jun 9, 2021

However, it appears Facebook will start its consumer-grade smartglasses journey at the wrist. Facebook has been quite open about its plans for smartglasses . Those plans include CTRL-Labs , a brain control interface (BCI) startup funded by Google and Amazon that Facebook acquired in 2019. The technology from CTRL-Labs intercepts nerve signals at the wrist to interpret user intent, which can assist in accuracy and speed of hand gesture interpretation for AR interfaces. Now, according to an unsourced report from The Verge, Facebook plans to launch its own smartwatch with a detachable screen and cameras next year, mainly as a standalone alternative to smartphones in its quest to circumvent Apple and Google . It's in future iterations where the smartwatch's role as an AR wearable enter the picture. Facebook reportedly plans to integrate the nerve-tapping technology into the smartwatch, making it an accessory working in tandem with its smartglasses. The report aligns with previous Facebook communications regarding the technology, which characterized wrist-based devices as being "possible much sooner" than other BCI technology the company is developing. "You'll have voice assistance, but you're not always gonna want to use voice because there are privacy issues with that. Hands are going to be a thing. But you're not always gonna be walking around with your hands outstretched in front of you doing stuff… I think controllers are going to be one interesting dimension of this, too. For things like writing, you want a stylus, it's super helpful. But in some ways, the holy grail of all this is a neural interface," said CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg in a livestream chat last week. So, just like the first-generation Spectacles, Facebook's smartwatch may not have an AR role at launch. But it lays the foundation for the wearable ecosystem Facebook envisions when it goes unveil its own smartglasses.

  • When was CTRL-labs founded?

    CTRL-labs was founded in 2015.

  • Where is CTRL-labs's headquarters?

    CTRL-labs's headquarters is located at 25 W 36th Street, New York.

  • What is CTRL-labs's latest funding round?

    CTRL-labs's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did CTRL-labs raise?

    CTRL-labs raised a total of $56M.

  • Who are the investors of CTRL-labs?

    Investors of CTRL-labs include Meta, Breyer Capital, Fuel Capital, Google Ventures, Spark Capital and 7 more.

  • Who are CTRL-labs's competitors?

    Competitors of CTRL-labs include NextMind and 6 more.

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