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Winning the Emerging Technologist ABIE Award at GHC23!

I used to dream of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration by when I was in college. I still can’t believe I found myself not only speaking there yesterday, but also winning the 2023 Emerging Technologist ABIE Award!

This recognition is a true honor. It holds a special place in my heart because it reflects my transformation from a child who was bullied for her love of science to a confident innovator pushing the boundaries of neurotechnology.

Over the past decade of working with organizations like IEEE, Women’s Engineering Society, STEM Learning, and others to increase the representation of women in tech, I’ve come across many students who grapple with self-doubt. These bright minds find themselves questioning their abilities simply because they don’t conform to certain preconceived notions about who thrives in STEM.

Together, we will break down these barriers to shape a world where technology’s potential is unlocked by all. Thank you to all the trailblazers I met for being the driving force behind this much needed change, and for a week I’ll never forget.

BCI Meeting 2023 in the Books!

First BCI Meeting by the BCI Society in the books! I loved:

🤝 Catching up with friends from IDUN TechnologiesNeurableMIT Media Lab, and more.
🎙️ Attending workshops and master classes by true pioneers.
🚁 Demoing Neurofly with Christian Bayerlein and the team.
😊 Meeting Victoria PetersonFlorencia Garro, and other friends I’ve known virtually for so long.
🌳 Exploring the beautiful Sonian Forest in Brussels.

Feeling empowered and eager to keep driving BCI innovation forward!

TED 2023: Possibility

It’s hard to describe what it felt like to go on the TED stage and watch Christian fly over the audience… It was a magical and mesmerizing moment. A powerful reminder of the human ability to challenge limitations and reach beyond what we believe is possible. A testament to our motto at OpenBCI: Turning Science Fiction Into Science.

Varjo VAR Summit 2023

The Varjo VAR Summit was a blast! They truly know how to put together events that provide valuable insights, opportunities to network, and lots of fun.

I was thrilled to meet the team in person, participate in the webinar, and demo Galea with Conor. It was great to learn about the latest advancements in XR and how companies like LenovoChannel XRRAVE Computer, and others are bringing them to consumers all around the world. The event also gave me a chance to explore the beautiful city of Helsinki and get a taste of the local culture—sauna and ice plunge included!

A big thank you to UrhoJussiTristanBrandonAnnaleena, and the rest of the crew for making us feel right at home.

CES 2023

CES 2023 has come to an end… and it was epic!
Amazing energy from more than 100K techies from around the world working hard on their innovations. Wearables, drones, mixed reality, autonomous vehicles, smart home devices, you name it!
It was inspiring to see multiple companies on the show floor who’ve previously used OpenBCI equipment, and the high level of interest in Galea. The neurotechnology and broader biosensing industries are definitely gaining a growing presence in the tech world.
Can’t wait for CES 2024!

I/ITSEC 2022

What a week at I/ITSEC! On top of the Unity awards, here are some highlights from the event:
💻 Trying the latest products by our partners Varjo and iMotions.
👩‍💼 Meeting our advisor Amy Kruse and watching her use Galea.
🚁 Controlling helicopters, planes, and tanks in highly realistic VR simulators by MicrosoftLockheed MartinCAE, and more.
🦋Learning about the impactful work companies like Moth+Flame are doing by providing training modules that include suicide and assault interventions.
And, most importantly, an OpenBCI booth that got more and more packed by the day!

2022 NYC Neuroergonomics and Neuromodulation Conference

“If I hadn’t had OpenBCI equipment to get started I wouldn’t be here.”
Hearing that from researchers at the forefront of neuroscience during the NYC Neuromodulation conference made my day.
Neurotechnology, although growing fast in recent years, is still a niche field. I spend my days working on products that no one has built before and that push the boundaries of what’s possible today. The innovative nature of the work brings with it many challenges, which often make me want to bang my head against the wall!
Knowing that we’re making a real impact by giving individuals around the world access to affordable neuroscience tools so they can, too, push these boundaries makes it all worth it.
Here are a few pictures from the event, including a picture of #galeainthewild on an NYC subway train and one embracing my inner nerd.

International Women in Engineering Day

“If you don’t ask, you don’t get” is what my first manager, Christina Kalli, told me as I proceeded to make a case to our UK team at GE Healthcare on why I should be the first intern to travel abroad and present my research at the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Conference in Chicago. It was at that conference that I learnt about neurotechnology and discovered my passion for the field.

For this year’s International Women in Engineering Day, I’d like to thank you for the support and guidance you’ve given me over the years. You took me under your wing during my first internship in 2017. That year, I learnt C#, Unreal Engine, Python and other technologies, but my most valuable takeaway was cultivating the habit to ask for opportunities even when I think the answer will be no. Often times, I find myself pleasantly surprised by a yes. And occasionally it changes my life, like that trip did.

Winning an Auggie Award!

I had a blast at AWE 2022 this week! It was exciting to showcase Galea and an honor for us at OpenBCI to receive the “Best Interaction Product” award. Congratulations to the Varjo team on winning the “Best Headworn Device” award.

I loved learning about the latest products in the AR/VR industry. From TRIPP, Inc.‘s VR meditation experiences to OWO Game‘s haptic videogame technology, the fast evolution of this industry blows my mind every time.

I’m excited to keep pushing the boundaries of what’s possible today and share it with all of you at #AWE2023!

Children’s Mental Health — What Have We Learnt So Far?

This week, I’d like to take a couple of minutes to reflect on what we’ve learnt so far at wēbē.

We started our journey last month with the idea of creating a product in the children’s mental health space. Since then, we have interviewed 20+ users, and identified a few pain points:

  • Pre-teens and teens with mental health disorders often have difficulty adhering to treatment and logging their progress on a daily basis.

… Click here to read the full article on medium!

Image Source: BBC