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Facebook buys tech startup working on wristband to control devices with your mind

Facebook has bought a neurotechnology startup working on a wristband to control computers with your mind.

The social network giant has acquired CTRL-labs as it looks to develop technology for controlling computers, smartphones and other digital devices without needing to touch a screen or keyboard.

Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth - Facebook's vice president of augmented and virtual reality - said in a post: "We spend a lot of time trying to get our technology to do what we want rather than enjoying the people around us.

"We know there are more natural intuitive ways to interact with devices and technology."

The startup has been working on a wristband to "decode" electrical signals that neurons in the spiral cord pass onto hand muscles.

In turn, these signals let your hand know to in a certain way, such as clicking a mouse or pressing a button.

Bosworth added: "It captures your intention so you can share a photo with a friend using an imperceptible movement or just by, well, intending to."

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