Varjo’s high-end VR headset adds a brain-computer interface

Varjo has partnered with OpenBCI to implement brain-computer technology in VR headsets.

Varjo is a leading manufacturer of high-end VR headsets. Seeking to advance the medium for developers and consumers, the company is often at the forefront of the latest in virtual reality and will seek to advance its services with a new business partnership. Varjo announced its partnership with OpenBCI for the launch of Galea, a new brain-computer interface of the latter.

Varjo and OpenBCI announced their partnership in a press release shared with Varjo’s website. The partnership will see the launch of Galea, a hardware and software program that implements a brain-computer interface in head-mounted displays (headsets). Varjo will seek to use this new technology in its Aero Headset, which the company says will be the first VR headset that “simultaneously measures the user’s heart, skin, muscles, eyes, and brain.”

OpenBCI Founder and CEO Conor Russomanno issued a statement on the announcement.

Varjo co-founder and CTO Urho Konttori also spoke about the news.

The companies say they will initially open Galea pre-orders to developers and researchers, with the remaining units available to the public starting July 1. For the latest in tech and VR news, stick with Shacknews.

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