The article discusses the work of Conor Russomanno, a neurotechnologist and the founder and CEO of OpenBCI, a company that is building brain-sensing headsets. Russomanno’s goal is to develop mind-reading technology that allows people to control devices and send emails using only their thoughts.
Russomanno became interested in the relationship between the human brain and mind after suffering concussions while playing sports in college. He began creating DIY brain-sensing headsets and neuro-interactive games while pursuing an MFA in Design & Technology at Parsons School of Design.
One of Russomanno’s innovations is the Galea headset, a hardware and software platform that combines biometrics with mixed reality. OpenBCI has distributed over 40,000 tools to scientists and researchers in more than 100 countries around the world.
Russomanno’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Bloomberg, Scientific American, and Wired. He was recognized in Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in 2018 and has been an adjunct professor and research affiliate at Parsons, NYU, and MIT.