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Saturday, February 20
 

10:30am

Neuroethics
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Robert Buchanan

Dr. Robert Buchanan

Dr. Buchanan is one of a few physicians in the US who is is a board certified specialist in both psychiatry and neurological surgery. Trained in neurosurgery, including those for disorders of the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves, he is also a member of the Pontifical Academy for... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 12A

1:45pm

An Introduction to DIY Labwork and Grinding
First we'll be addressing some of the common issues and misconceptions with DIY biology and how it we are hindered by our lack of understanding about biological systems. This is followed by a brief breakdown of Grinding and then we'll talk about lab technique, reproducibilty, application of the scientific method, open access, and how to use these tools to circumvent the issues mentioned in the first half.

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Licina

Gabriel Licina

Gabriel is a molecular biologist and grinder. After working in academia for a few years, he co founded the now defunct Science for the Masses (scienceforthemasses.org). He now is currently working on microbiome and environmental remediation projects.


Saturday February 20, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room 12A

3:15pm

Helping the Color Blind See Colors
Devices such as eyeglasses and hearing aids provide accommodation for deficiencies of perceptual systems in the body (and/or their augmentation). In clinical studies, perceptual aids have been shown to have significant effects that are explained by neural plastic growth in response to the expanded stimulus to the receptive pathways. Use of hearing aids improves un-aided hearing. Monocular blanking treats amblyopia by forcing the weak eye to process more information. EnChroma glasses are optical assistive devices that help those with color vision deficiency (color blindness) see colors more like people with normal color vision. The glasses use a special spectral-filtering technology to enhance color vision--often quite profoundly and with unexpected results.Helping the Color blind see colors

Speakers
avatar for Andy Schmeder

Andy Schmeder

Andrew Schmeder is the Chief Technology Officer and Chief Operating Officer of EnChroma. He has co-authored one US and international patent and 19 technical publications, and has spoken at numerous conferences worldwide. Schmeder's expertise spans applied mathematical modeling and... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 12A

4:30pm

Body-Centric Interaction with Mobile and Wearable Devices
Mobile and wearable devices are often so small, limiting what we do with them. In this talk I will showcase how to combine these small devices and the much bigger space on and around the user's body, how the body can 'store' information for the devices, and the devices can sense the body's gesture, posture, and movement. Together, these elements create a new class of 'Body-Centric Interaction' for the next generation of interactive systems.

Speakers
avatar for Xiang Anthony Chen

Xiang Anthony Chen

Xiang 'Anthony' Chen is a PhD student in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute in Carnegie Mellon University. Working closely with industrial research labs in Microsoft, Autodesk and Google, his research takes a hybrid of technical and design approach to explore how an eco-system... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meeting Room 12A

5:30pm

Creating Peak Performance Through Sleep Optimization
Can improved sleep really be the answer to weight loss, improved executive function, and happiness? Most of us not only take sleep for granted but can sometimes even see it as an annoyance. We will learn about all the great functions of sleep and how to biohack it for optimal performance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dan Stickler

Dr. Dan Stickler

Dr. Stickler is an author, blogger, and host of weekly radio show/podcast “Biohacking for Optimal Health.” A pioneer in the advancement of human potential, he currently functions as physician and coach to clients from nearly every state and a dozen foreign countries. Working with... Read More →


Saturday February 20, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meeting Room 12A
 
Sunday, February 21
 

1:30pm

The Thought Emporium Research Release
Scientific think-tank startup The Thought Emporium will be presenting newly-patented nanorobotics technology and its worldwide applications, a newly developed transdermal implant which can be used to store information in the human body, and prototype supercapacitors developed in the lab for new energy-consumption alternatives.

Speakers
avatar for Kunal  Sharma

Kunal Sharma

Scientist, The Thought Emporium (TTE)
Kunal is a researcher at the TTE and Carleton University in Canada whose research has spanned antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria and the pharmaceutical applications of synthetic organic chemistry. Kunal has worked to co-invent the patented Firefly Nanoparticle, a modular... Read More →


Sunday February 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room 12A