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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Affordable, Wearable MRI

An Oculus Exec Wants to Build Affordable, Wearable MRI Machines

Open Water is interested in reading our thoughts too

Sophie Charara | May 9, 2016

The engineering exec for Facebook and Oculus VR is swapping gaming headsets for brain reading wearables. Mary Lou Jepsen's new startup Open Water wants to help doctors detect cancer, heart disease, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's with hi-res, affordable, wearable MRI machines.
The brain reading startup counts Peter Gabriel as an advisor and will also explore how wearable devices can read and analyse the wearer's thoughts. Jepsen, who has worked for Google X, Intel and MIT Media Lab, is the latest high profile Silicon Valley exec to move into healthcare wearables.

Current-day fMRI machine. Source:
Mary Lou Jepsen talks about new startup "Open Water" and the desire to build affordable, wearable MRI machines with possibility of  "talking to animals". Source:

<more at (Mary Lou Jepsen on Life Post-Facebook and New Startup, “Open Water”. May 6, 2016) and,news-22639.html (New Startup Could Make Mind Reading A Reality. May 9, 2016)>

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