Notable Mention

The Notable Mention list recognizes those involved in TransTech in an important way, but who may not have technology and devices deeply integrated into their product. Examples include organizations and individuals who research or make an important enabling technology that is very useful, but not necessarily targeted to TransTech; organizations that serve as community hubs; key infrastructure that funds or supports TransTech but is not created specifically for it; companies that provide wellness or wellness hubs but do not have a strong focus on TransTech enabling their programs; and thought leaders who are key contributors to the ideas that shape the community. These key members of our community deserve recognition for the critical roles they play, and we honor them here!

Anirban Bandyopadhyay

Tsukuba Ibaraki

Website

anirbanlab.co.nr

Reason Included

Researcher instrumental in progress on molecular electronics artificial intelligence, molecular computing, hardcore brain science and future tech.

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Arshya Vahabzadeh

San Francisco CA

Website

vahabzadehmd.com

Reason Included

Leading physician-technologist trained in medicine and psychiatry, with a focus creating next generation brain technologies to improve societal wellbeing.

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Bayes Impact

San Francisco CA

Website

bayesimpact.org

Reason Included

A group of talented data scientists who apply their skills to social problems including improving mental and emotional well being.

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Ben Goertzel

Hong Kong, China

Website

Reason Included

Leader in Artificial General Intelligence research and advocacy, founder of the OpenCog open source AI infrastructure.

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Cerbomed

Erlangen Bavaria

Website

cerbomed.com

Reason Included

A unique non-invasive trans cutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation (t-VNS®) device.

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Cognionics

San Diego CA

Website

cognionics.com

Reason Included

Leader in designing dry and mobile wireless EEG systems, including combining optimized sensors, mechanics and electronics to enable real-world neuro imaging.

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Consciousness Hacking

San Carlos CA

Website

Reason Included

A community of engineers, makers and bio-hackers whose meetups serve as a connection point for an important community.

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Consumer Physics

San Francisco CA

Website

consumerphysics.com

Reason Included

A palm-sized molecular sensor that scans materials and provides instant information directly to your smartphone.

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Cortical Metrics

Semora NC

Website

corticalmetrics.com

Reason Included

A novel device for the study of somatosensory information processing.

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CPT Coach

White River Junction Vermont

Website

ptsd.va.gov

Reason Included

Government mobile app to support PTSD treatment for veterans.

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Daniel Kraft

Stanford CA

Website

singularityu.org

Reason Included

A thought leader and Stanford and Harvard trained physician-scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, and chair of the medical neuroscience track at Singularity University.

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Dave Asprey

British Columbia Canada

Website

bulletproofexec.com

Reason Included

A prolific bio-hacker and the founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times bestseller The Bulletproof Diet.

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DoubleBlinded

Boulder CO

Website

doubleblinded.com

Reason Included

A new service for crowd sourced clinical trials, focused on providing reliable double-blinded trials for supplements.

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Douglas Glen

Calgary Alberta

Reason Included

An international thought leader in high-tech entertainment and game design, working to revolutionize neurofeedback games.

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Echy

Champs-sur-Marne FRANCE

Website

echy.fr/

Reason Included

An innovative system that captures sunlight on the outside of buildings and transports it directly inside using fiber optics to support light requirements.

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Electrocore

Basking Ridge NJ

Website

electrocore.com

Reason Included

A major bio electronic medicine healthcare company developing a range of Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation (nVNS) therapies for the treatment of multiple conditions in neurology, psychiatry, gastroenterology and other fields.

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Elevate App

San Francisco CA

Website

elevateapp.com

Reason Included

A popular personal cognitive training application.

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Epson Moverio BT-200

Long Beach CA

Website

epson.com

Reason Included

A leader in industrialized AR applications.

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Fit Brains

Vancouver BC

Website

fitbrains.com

Reason Included

A cognitive training application.

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Flow Genome

Austin Texas

Website

flowgenomeproject.com

Reason Included

Experience using principles of neurosciences, performance psychology, and tech to train people how to harness a flow state.

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Grant Rudolph

Mill Valley CA

Website

EchoRockNeurotherapy.com

Reason Included

Leading provider of EEG neurofeedback for mindfulness and higher states of consciousness.

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Here One

New York NY

Website

hereplus.me

Reason Included

Next-generation smart and multi functional earbud listening system that filters, layers, and adaptively learns audio preferences.

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HTC Vive

Taoyuan Taiwan

Website

htcvive.com

Reason Included

A leading virtual reality technology and content with room-scale game play, precise motion tracking, and natural controller gestures by HTC and Valve.

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Huggies Haptic Belt

New York NY

Website

abcnews.go.com

Reason Included

A wearable belt that allows you to feel the baby in another person's body.

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Imotions

Boston MA

Website

imotions.com

Reason Included

A Research Platform that synchronizes eye tracking, facial expression analysis, EEG, GSR, EMG, ECG and survey data.

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Integral Cinema Project

Mountain View CA

Website

integralcinema.com

Reason Included

Ken Wilber's defining Integral theory taken into media and VR

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Invensense

San Jose CA

Website

invensense.com

Reason Included

Integrated motion and sound solutions for use in consumer products that combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors, maximizing performance and accuracy.

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Jakob Johansson

Stockholm Sweden

Website

gleechi.com

Reason Included

Developed digital hands that allow people to truly` immerse themselves in AR and VR worlds.

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James Norris

Palo Alto CA

Website

jamesnorris.org

Reason Included

A social entrepreneur, Life Hacker, and currently founder and CEO of Self Spark, a global platform for science-based life hacking events.

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Jay Vidyarthi

Toronto Canada

Website

jayvidyarthi.com

Reason Included

A human-centered designer who is pioneering new frontiers in UX related to mindfulness meditation and compassion.

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Jess Ghannam

San Francisco CA

Reason Included

An accomplished Palestinian-American psychologist and professor who is active in numerous non-governmental organizations and in carrying out humanitarian work, particularly in the Gaza Strip.

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Jiff

Mountain View CA

Website

jiff.com

Reason Included

A leading ecosystem of tools that are revolutionizing the healthcare space by streamlining administration, lowering costs, and increasing engagement in mental and emotional well being.

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Jim Kleiber

Los Angeles CA

Website

jimkleiber.com

Reason Included

TransTech tool builder. Creator of iFeelio, Emotional Self-Defense, and EmoFit.

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John Gruzelier

New Cross, London

Website

gold.ac.uk

Reason Included

Leading researcher with focuses on EEG, Neurofeedback, and Cognitive Peak Performance.

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John Mekrut

Hollywood CA

Website

thebalancedbrain.com

Reason Included

Developer of the Balanced Brain with a neuro therapy clinic specializing in neurofeedback and brain training.

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Jonathan Robinson

Nevada City, CA

Reason Included

Influential author and speaker in the positive psychology and wellbeing tech spaces.

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Joy Lunt

Los Angeles CA

Reason Included

Leader in the neurofeedback community. President of ISNR.

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Lantern

San Francisco CA

Website

golantern.com

Reason Included

Online and mobile cognitive behavioral programs.

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Leap Motion

San Francisco CA

Website

leapmotion.com

Reason Included

VR hand tracking software allowing for improved immersion.

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Lincoln Nguyen

San Francisco CA

Website

unfetter.com

Reason Included

The founder of Unfetter, a neuro feedback platform that uses techniques from contemplative neurosciences.

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Luciding

San Francisco CA

Website

Luciding.com

Reason Included

A wearable neuro sensitive headband which induces Lucid Dreams when it detects the REM state by shifting the dreamer into a more conscious state.

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Lumosity

San Francisco CA

Website

lumosity.com

Reason Included

Entertaining brain building exercises.

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Marcoltini

San Francisco CA

Website

marcoaltini.com

Reason Included

Developed a Heart Rate Viability detector that helps track fetus health in pre-term babies.

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Mark Alexander

San Francisco CA

Website

wordpress.com

Reason Included

An important thinker, tinkerer, electrical engineer and contemplative life hacker.

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Mind Exponential

San Francisco CA

Website

mindexponential.com

Reason Included

Blog by L Renee Jones, an important biohacker, ranging from mindfulness and nutrition to cognitive and performance enhancement.

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Mind Maze

San Francisco CA

Website

mindmaze.ch

Reason Included

A platform for human-machine interfacing, using VR, computer graphics, and neuroscience.

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Myndplay

Langston England

Website

myndplay.com

Reason Included

A dry sensor EEGBrainWave technology to allow users to control, interact with and direct video media or a movie using only the mind.

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Nature Bright

Irvine CA

Website

naturebright.com

Reason Included

For pushing the limits of light therapy with frames that sync natural circadian rhythms and improve mood and overall well-being.

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Ndreams

Hampshire England

Website

ndreams.com

Reason Included

Developer and publisher of VR games and experiences.

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Neurohacker Collective

Encinitas CA

Website

neurohacker.com

Reason Included

A robust community of neurohackers with backgrounds in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, smart drugs and nootropics, integrative medicine, bioethics, and private laboratory experimentation.

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Neuronation

Berlin Germany

Website

neuronation.de

Reason Included

Entertaining brain building exercises in German.

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Neurophone

San Francisco CA

Website

indiegogo.com

Reason Included

An ultrasonic transmitter headpiece using a variety of brainwave stimulation to help balance the brain.

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NeuroTechX

International

Website

neurotechx.com

Reason Included

An important global network of engineers, designers, scientists, and hackers devoted to the advancement of neurotechnology.

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Noldus

Asheville NC

Website

noldus.com

Reason Included

Specialist in creating innovative information technology to support behavioral research.

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NotAnotherOne Inc.

San Francisco CA

Website

notanotherone.com

Reason Included

A cutting edge market research, branding, and mechanical R&D company supporting production of a wide variety of wearable and other technologies.

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OSVR

Columbia Maryland

Website

osvr.org

Reason Included

A common platform for developers of VR software that is usable across all VR headsets.

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Parans

Gothenburg Sweden

Website

parans.com

Reason Included

A system that uses receivers, cables, and light emitters to transport real sunlight to every room in a building.

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Pulse Sensor

New York NY

Website

pulsesensor.com

Reason Included

An open source hardware heartbeat monitor.

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Ramez Naam

Seattle WA

Website

rameznaam.com

Reason Included

A visionary computer scientist and angel investor in start-ups focused on tech that empowers and enriches lives.

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Rejiva

Wexford Pennsylvania

Website

rijuven.com

Reason Included

The first ECG-based wearable synthesizing physiological factors to detail the state of the autonomic nervous system.

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Remee

Brooklyn NY

Website

sleepwithremee.com

Reason Included

A device that uses light-based stimulation to enhance dream recall and lucid dreaming.

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Sean Dae Houlihan

Shrewsbury MA

Website

umassmed.edu

Reason Included

A noted neuroscientist studying meditation, peak performance, and cognitive control.

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Seung-Schik Yoo

Boston MA

Website

harvard.edu

Reason Included

A professor at Harvard Medical School that specializes in biofeedback and brain-computer interfaces.

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Sigi Hale

Cincinnati Ohio

Website

ucla.edu

Reason Included

A pioneer in self-regulation as a method to increase well being with a focus in brain asymmetry.

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Simo Jarvela

Helsinki Finland

Reason Included

A cognitive scientist in Aalto University specializing in psychophysiology, biofeedback and dyadic physiological synchrony, and social aspects of gaming.

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Soma Analytics

London England

Website

analytics.com

Reason Included

A smartphone app that tracks health using built-in sensors, no wearable needed.

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Sonic Boom Wellness

Carlsbad CA

Website

sonicboomwellness.com

Reason Included

A fun, eclectic corporate wellness program.

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Sphere

San Francisco CA

Website

joinsphere.com

Reason Included

A new meditation community around a social app and platform.

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Steven Vasquez

Bedford TX

Website

ettcenter.com

Reason Included

Developer of Emotional Transformation Therapy.

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SubPac

Los Angeles CA

Website

SubPac.com

Reason Included

A wearable that transforms music into a felt experience versus just audio.

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Tiff Thompson

Santa Barbara CA

Website

gammajam.com

Reason Included

Leader in neurofeedback and brain training. Past head of WEBN.

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Tim Ferris

San Francisco CA

Website

fourhourworkweek.com

Reason Included

A standard-setting advisor, author, and fearless guinea pig for new and effective ways to live life more fully.

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VicoVR

San Francisco CA

Website

vicovr.com

Reason Included

1st full body controller for mobile virtual reality.

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Vuzix

West Henrietta NY

Website

vuzix.com

Reason Included

A leading developer of Smart Glass and technological eyewear with a wearable display for mobile entertainment, gaming, VR and AR

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Whil Concepts

San Francisco CA

Website

whil.com

Reason Included

An online digital mindfulness, yoga, and leadership training through over 1,200 audio/video/mobile training programs.

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WWBP

Philadelphia PA

Website

wwbp.org

Reason Included

A pioneering project developing scientific techniques for measuring mental and physical well-being through analyzing the language used on social media.

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