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Autism is huge public health issue, globally, with glaring unmet needs for children and families, in terms of early identification, consistent assessment, and practical tools to work toward self-sufficiency and happiness. Autism is deeply personal and brings complex social dynamics, isolation, and stress. It also represents a vast ocean of partially untapped brain power that can benefit the many and the one. We believe that we can make a huge positive impact, by unlocking some of that power, and we appreciate your support and feedback in helping us reach our goals.
BRAIN POWER, LLC IS PROUD TO OFFER A SUITE OF TOOLS TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE AUTISTIC BRAIN.
The Empowered Brain ™ ASD Suite has been designed from the ground up for Google Glass. It will also expand to other emerging items in the modern ecosystem of wearable and mobile devices, drawing on the computational power and convenience of these technologies. Unlike many applications for Glass, we don’t just use the device as a way of getting information *to* the wearer, but also as a way of getting information *from* the wearer. The wearable device becomes a wellbeing device, converted by software and a little hardware into a brain and body monitor. When we do get information to the wearer it is to create a gamified experience of typical human social interactions.
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Dr. Sahin is a neuroscientist and neurotechnology entrepreneur. He holds degrees in neuroscience from Williams College (BA), MIT (Master’s), and Harvard (PhD), and did post-doctoral fellowships at UCSD Medical School and the Salk Institute in San Diego. His academic work has been published in journals such as Science and Nature Neuroscience, and he has been invited to present his research in ten countries. He also worked at Bell Labs and in startups and a mid-sized company, in Boston, San Diego, London and Dublin; and has been the Principal Investigator for three military contracts for wearable brain monitoring systems to assess and modulate cognitive states. Dr. Sahin founded Brain Power, LLC to bring neuroscience and technological ideas and innovations to people who can directly benefit from them. Sahin is a hands-on leader of the growing Brain Power team, actively participating in coding software as well as designing and producing hardware add-ons, for Google Glass — to unlock the power of this nascent wearable platform to use it as a neuro-assistive device that in turn can unlock the power of the brain.
See the CEO bio above. Ned is excited to roll up the sleeves and help make a difference for society – to unlock the power of your brain!
A stalwart foundational team member, Dr. Sossong brings to the team his clinical experience with Autism Spectrum children in the Psychiatry & Neurology departments at Harvard Medical School / MGH, as well as experience as a software company CEO before his medical career. His wisdom, and expertise across the clinical, strategy, and technology-translation spectrum help propel Brain Power in a scientifically-based and practical direction.
Prof. Miller is a long-time mentor and active participant for the Brain Power team and team members. The Picower Professor of Neuroscience at MIT, Earl has done seminal work in systems neuroscience and cognitive neuroscience, including on how the brain/mind forms abstract categories (a central challenge in autism). He brings prodigious scientific force and experience to our team, and expertise in managing large scientific projects, and teams.
A scholar, former educator, and edu-tech entrepreneur, Rafiq is a Boston-area native and understands the real nature of our educational system. His graduate studies at Harvard gave him a theory-based toolset for educating those with special needs, grounded by his real-world and practical experience with the nuances of the educational system in action.
Dr. Cash brings extensive clinical, clinical-trial, technological, medical-device, scholarly, and government-contract experience and wisdom to the Brain Power team. Syd is a Neurologist, Epileptologist and professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School / Mass. General Hospital. He is also a wonderful colleague and it is a great pleasure to have Syd on the Brain Power team.
A former professor at Harvard Law School, and a PhD in bioethics before his law career, Dr. Robertson brings expertise, rigor, and even a rare scientific method (double-blind studies no less) to his practice and teaching of Law. Chris helps Brain Power cogitate heavily and responsibly on the ethical issues of super-charging the human brain via technology. He is also a hero when it comes to the detailed legal aspects of our work.
With a doctoral degree from Oxford and extensive experience in industry and technology (in the US and UK), Dr. Coates is foremost a problem-solver. Having had several roles where his key task was to uncover and implement solutions that had been long missed by experts, his daring creative and technical thinking are much appreciated by the Brain Power team. His creativity and daring also extend to his leisure pursuits – ask him about hiking to the north pole.
Our offerings are deeply rooted in science. Our Scientific Advisory Board of top scientists helps keep us current with the latest neuroscience and autism-related findings, and will help supervise fundamental-science research projects and publications.
Though our goal is transformative positive change, only sound business practices will sustain our staff and allow us to reach that goal. Our Busines and Strategy Board helps keep our feet on the ground, in best practices, while we keep our eyes on the sky.
Nothing can replace the insight, or dedication, of autism parents! We count on our carefully chosen and zealous Parents Board members for their honest guidance as to what will truly help their (and others') children.
Our technologies provide cognitive enhancement. We target urgent need, but naturally want to help all. It is never too early to be proactive: our Ethics Board keeps internal discussions grounded in our desire neither to be nor allow evil.
The • BRAINFOREST • is a fun and lively conversation. We meet when and where we can, sometimes virutally, and play in a field of stimulating ideas - always about tapping into the power of the brain. The company's new directions can be born here.
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• Meet some of the brains who have fueled our projects. • Some have graduated; some power on!