Cognixion Connects With $12M For Brain-Computer Interface

Santa Barbara-based Cognixion, a startup which says it is developing a non-invasive, wireless brain-computer interface with augmented reality display--aimed at helping those with communications and physical disabilities--has raised $12M in a funding round. The company said the seed funding was led by Prime Movers Lab, and also included Northwell Health, Amazon Alexa Fund and Volta Circle. The company said its system enables hands-free, voice-free control of AR/XR applications in the headset. Andreas Forsland is Founder and CEO of the new startup. The startup says it is looking to apply its technology to help people who live with speech and motor disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Brainstem Stroke, ALS and many other conditions, but it is also looking at applying the technology to gaming, apps, the metaverse, and beyond.