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. 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.”
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. In a previous life, he was a professional music producer on the SF-based label Muti Music and founder of live broadcast Internet radio station glitch.fm. For fun, he helps with music events at the DEF CON hacking conference.
Chief Operating Officer
Maxime has spent 20 years as a Product leader for groundbreaking products in big and small companies like Apple and Nest Labs. He is passionate about building and fostering diverse teams that make an impact. Born and raised in France, his love for technology brought him to the SF Bay Area in 2008. In his free time, he loves to cook and is particularly skilled at making delicious crêpes.