Arnav Kapur, a student from Delhi studying at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has created an incredible device called ‘AlterEgo,’ which is a special headset with AI technology.
Introduced in 2018, this device allows users to communicate with machines, AI assistants, and even other people without speaking out loud. Instead, they can talk internally inside their mind, and the device uses bone conduction to send and receive information.
It’s like having a secret conversation in your head!The AlterEgo headset is designed to be worn comfortably and is a safe and non-invasive way to connect with technology. It lets people have natural conversations without using their voice or making any visible movements.
The main purpose of this project is to help people who have trouble speaking, especially those facing challenges due to diseases like Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Multiple Sclerosis. By using AlterEgo, they can communicate and interact with others in a whole new way, giving them more independence and freedom.