Dan Sobek

What if humans could precisely tune their minds?

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About Dan Sobek

Dan is a serial entrepreneur with a broad background of innovation in Micro-Electromechanical Systems (MEMS), semiconductors, bioanalytical instrumentation, and biotechnology applied to cancer and infectious disease diagnostics. He holds degrees in Aeronautics & Astronautics (BS), Mechanical Engineering (MS), and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (PhD) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. For the last 12 years, he has served in executive positions at biotech and medtech companies. Dan joined Kernel in April of 2017 with the charter to map business strategy for the commercialization of neuroscience products.

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About This Idea

Dan Sobek, Chief Commercialization Officer of Kernel, is working on next-generation brain interfaces that aim to treat neurological conditions like Parkinson’s Disease, as well as mental and degenerative illnesses like depression and Alzheimer’s. In parallel, the company is also developing consumer-grade devices that are able to “listen” to the brain and gather information. Watch Dan's 2017 TEDMED Hive Talk to find out how Kernel is accessing and then interpreting the brain’s complexities in an effort to develop applications to “illuminate the mechanisms of intelligence and extend cognition.” 

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