About Us

Developed by neuroscientists, Neosensory builds non-invasive brain-machine interfaces to create new senses. Our research began with the idea that our experience of reality can go beyond our sensory limitations.

Our Story

Professor David Eagleman and his graduate student Scott Novich set out to create a general sensory substitution device: the Vest. The project drew worldwide attention when it was presented at TED, and it was spun out of Eagleman’s lab as a venture-backed company.

With a team of engineers and designers, we shrunk the function of the Vest into a sleek wearable: a wristband with multiple vibratory motors in the band. Twenty three patents later, our technology is on wrists all over the world, enabling people to listen with their skin.

Our Mission

We focus on sending data streams to the brain via the sense of touch. With so much unused real estate on the body, the skin presents an untapped channel for the delivery of new information.

Our team is inspired by transformative technology, and we are dedicated to making a meaningful social impact with our sound-to-touch products.

Our Leadership Team

David Eagleman

Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University. His research is published in the top journals in the field, including Science and Nature. Beyond his research and entrepreneurial endeavors, he is an internationally bestselling author about the brain, with his books translated into 33 languages. He is also the creator and host of PBS’s Emmy-nominated series “The Brain with David Eagleman.”

Jaehee Lee
Chief Product Officer

Jaehee comes to Neosensory with more than a decade of experience in bringing Silicon Valley products to market. He has built products in a variety of industries, including hardware, wearables, and software for both mobile and desktop during his time with AT&T, CNET, and BitTorrent. His focus on understanding customers at a deep level helps him build products that hundreds of millions of people enjoy using.

Mark Strawn
Head of Hardware

Mark is the VP of Hardware. He manages the hardware and firmware development for multiple product lines and works with product management, design, and user research to ensure hardware products meet user requirements. Previously, he worked on Fitbit products and Nokia’s CDMA products. He loves to stay active and works out 5-6 days a week.

Andrea Aicardi
VP of Growth

Andrea empowers the Neosensory team with his 7 years experience in scaling small businesses from seed to exit through sustainable, defensible growth in direct and partnered channels. He holds Master degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HEC Paris and has researched economics at The University of Tokyo. In his free time Andrea produces techno music under the moniker of Sentient.

Amy Malone
Head of Operations

Amy enjoys the challenge of bringing new products to market and building systems to support growing teams. By bringing the team’s big-picture goals into each decision and keeping the team laser focused on priorities, she facilitated on-time launches for all of Neosensory’s products. A graduate of Rice University, Amy lives in Houston for its Tex-Mex and two-stepping.

Michael Perrotta
Chief Science Officer

Mike oversees Neosensory’s algorithm and science teams, marrying technical and neuroscience expertise to guide the company’s scientific development and testing. He joined a nascent Neosensory in 2015 and has brought scientific rigor to the team from the start, leading  a multitude of science- and user-studies. Outside of the office, he is a published science writer, avid climber, mountain biker and kombucha-brewer.