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About Us

Our Story

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. In 2013, Scott Novich, then a PhD student, and Professor David Eagleman set out to create a general sensory substitution device: the VEST. The project garnered massive attention and in 2015, with the support of True Ventures, it was spun out of the lab into an independent company. 

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 huge potential for the delivery of new information. We have built the world’s first technology that enables people to listen with their skin. 

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

In January 2019, Neosensory raised an additional $10M, bringing total funding to $16M.

David Eagleman, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University and his research is published in the top journals in the field, including Science and Nature. Beyond his 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.”

Scott Novich, PhD

Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Novich is an Electrical & Computer Engineer and Neuroscientist who received his PhD in Dr. Eagleman’s lab. His thesis work on non-invasive sensory augmentation provides the foundation for Neosensory’s technology.

Jaehee Lee
Head of Product

Jaehee is the Head of Product at Neosensory. He manages multiple product lines and works with engineering, design, and user research to shape the company roadmap. Previously, he worked on product at Game Golf and BitTorrent. He is also an avid golfer and car enthusiast.

Mark Strawn
VP 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.

Jose Balderas
Prototyping Engineer

Jose does prototyping and assembly. A graduate of School for Automotive Machinists, he learned to build engines for motorsport applications. When not building and testing, he spends his time with his family.

Hike Danakian
Senior Backend Architect

Dave Elam
Firmware Engineer

Sean Judge
Administrative Assistant

YC Low
Supplier Development Manager

Shahid Mallick
Associate Product Manager

Shahid works on Neosensory’s app and packaging design. In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis and watching reruns of The Office. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown with a BS in neuroscience.

Amy Malone
Operations Manager

A graduate of Rice University, Amy enjoys the challenge of bringing new products to market, building teams, and optimizing systems. Outside of the office, she likes cooking and two-stepping.

Hrishikesh Nene
Senior Electrical Engineer

Mike Perrotta

Mike designs and runs the scientific studies and user research studies and works on the algorithm in the wristband. Outside of the office, he is an avid climber and kombucha-brewer.  He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience.

Syed Rahman
Lead Designer

Syed is the Industrial Designer and Mechanical Engineer. After receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering from UMD, he went on to be the lead designer and a founding member at 3D printing company M3D. In his spare time, he teaches design, climbs, hikes, bikes and does yoga.

Susie Russell

Abhipray Sahoo
Electrical Engineer

Abhipray is an electrical engineer. He is a graduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, where he worked on the VEST alongside Evan Dougal as his senior design project. He is a hackathon fanatic.

Julie Taylor
Product Marketing Manager

Anton Tyshko
iOS Developer

Thorhildur Asgeir
Science Intern

Aram Danakian
Backend Intern

Louis Smidt
Firmware Intern