Wearable, high resolution, continuous opto-electronic monitoring

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MRI, disrupted.

Mary Lou Jepsen’s background in consumer electronics, computers, TV, VR, wearables, healthcare and software at Google x,  Facebook, and Oculus has led to the creation of Openwater — a company that will enable us to see the inner workings of the body and brain.  At high resolution, continuously.

Using novel opto-electronics, the company aims to replace the functionality of MRI with a wearable.  Applications include the  detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, internal bleeding, and brain diseases, and for communication via thought,  and potentially to upload/download and augment memories, thoughts and emotions.

The technology uses the scattering of the body or the brain to focus infrared light to scan itself, bit by bit, or voxel by voxel. This is enabled by LCDs with pixels small enough to create reconstructive holographic images that neutralize the scattering and enable scanning at MRI resolution and depth, coupled with body-temperature detectors.

These LCDs and detectors line the inside of a ski-hat, bandage or other clothing, and are designed to modulate the interference of intensity and phase in the near infrared regime with the video-rate computer generated holograms integrated with embedded detectors. The brain or body will be able to be scanned systematically or selectively. The system can be used in reverse, to focus light to any area of interest in the body or brain (for tumor treatment.)

Once again, Mary Lou Jepsen is pioneering technology that will transform — and save — lives.  We are honored to include her as a speaker at Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Boston, on September 19th at the MIT Media Lab.

Click to view Jepsen’s talk at ApplySci’s  February, 2017 Wearable Tech + Digital Health + Neurotech Silicon Valley conference at Stanford University


Join ApplySci at Wearable Tech + Digital Health + NeuroTech Boston on September 19, 2017 at the MIT Media Lab – featuring  Joi Ito – Ed Boyden – Roz Picard – George Church – Nathan Intrator –  Tom Insel – John Rogers – Jamshid Ghajar – Phillip Alvelda – Michael Weintraub – Nancy Brown – Steve Kraus – Bill Geary – Mary Lou Jepsen – Daniela Rus

Registration rates increase Friday, August 4th.


ANNOUNCING WEARABLE TECH + DIGITAL HEALTH + NEUROTECH SILICON VALLEY – FEBRUARY 26 -27, 2018 @ STANFORD UNIVERSITY