Thought-Wired is an Auckland (NZ) and Melbourne (AU) based hi-tech start-up creating a non-invasive brain-computer interface for everyone.
This interface will enable anyone to intuitively interact with any device using their mind.
Thought-Wired's first product, nous™ Blink, uses brain- and biosensing technology to allow people with disabilities to communicate and interact with computers by blinking their eyes.
The Nous Blink software works with a brain-sensing headband and a computer or mobile device. The headband registers brain and eye movement activity. The software teaches the user to control their thought patterns and select options, such as yes or no, on a computer screen. Any app or computer programme you can imagine could be controlled using nous™, from home automation to motorised wheelchairs.
In the long term, the possibilities for Nous are endless.
Our goal is to make the world accessible to everyone, at the speed of thought.
BBIM, BCom (Hons)
Dr James Pau
Dr Sarvnaz Taherian
PhD, BE (Hons)
PhD, MSc (Hons), BA
MIntBus, BSceEng (Hons)
Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CTO
Dmitry founded Thought-Wired with the vision of making the world accessible to everybody. He brings over 7 years of experience in the IT industry including business and systems analysis, systems architecture and implementation, and project management.
James was previously a Research Fellow in the Mechatronics Engineering department at the University of Auckland. His research interests are mainly focused towards human and robot/machine interaction, with an emphasis on electrical signals that originate from the human nervous system.
Sarvnaz's doctoral research in Psychology at the University of Auckland focused on systems training and usability, as well as conceptual modelling of assistive technology adoption and adherence. She also runs participant trials and is the wider community liaison. Sarvnaz was a finalist in New Zealand Woman of Influence 2017.
Konstantin is passionate about the translation of new technology into commercial products. His background is in science and technology and he brings 25+ years of experience in entrepreneurship and management. He oversees governance and strategy.
Stefan brings 18 years of experience in the IT industry as a software developer, analyst, DBA, project manager, digital media creative, and head of department. He advises on many aspects of the business, engages his generous network of industry professionals, and keeps his hands dirty with digital media production and software engineering.
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