Ariel Garten is the co-founder of InteraXon, makers of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Muse is an award-winning, easy-to-use brain fitness tool that helps you do more with your mind. Muse senses your brain activity like a heart monitor senses your heart and sends that information to your phone or tablet - giving you real time feedback of what your brain is doing moment to moment.
Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and worked in labs at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre researching Parkinson’s disease and hippocampal neurogenesis. No mere science nerd, Ariel is a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week and sold across North America; and has had her work displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel was also trained as a psychotherapist and had her own private practice.
Ariel’s unique combination of art and science is integral to the design of Muse and to InteraXon’s unique approach to brain sensing technology. Ariel and Muse: the brain sensing headband are regularly lauded in global media, including CNN, Forbes, Popular Science, CNET, CNBC, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal Tech and many more, for creating what VentureBeat calls “the most important wearable of 2014”
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Can technology help us develop our sense of peace and well being? Can it guide us toward a deep sense of connection with ourselves and each other? These questions fuel Chris’s passion to create technology that helps us change and discover our full potential rather than simply providing information.
Chris studied engineering and computer science at the University of Toronto then spent 10 years working with Dr. Steve Mann pushing the frontier of technology in wearable computing, brain computer interfaces, augmented reality and fluidic interfaces.
Chris has also spent 25 years training in movement, meditation, somatic and mind/body practices. His passion for the human experience and deep expertise in the realms of biosignals, wearables, cybernetics and AI has given Muse its soul and drives R&D at Interaxon.
Chief Executive Officer
As a business executive operating at C-Level, Derek has more than two decades of experience working for multinationals including Blackberry and Seagate; and Start-ups such as iFire and Ideazon. Derek also held a key leadership role at STDC: a $1.5B non-for-profit Canadian Government Fund with a portfolio of 270+ companies. Derek brings his knowledge of connecting design, development, manufacturing, supply chain, government relations, sales and marketing to the team.
Derek has lived in the USA, Canada, UK and Asia and, through his travels, has gained an intimate understanding of global business cultures. He holds a degree in Physics (Hons) from Strathclyde University and a Masters in Applied Statistics from Napier (Edinburgh) University
Trevor Coleman led the design and software development teams at Interaxon during the creation of Muse: the brain sensing headband.
With seven years of designing award winning experiences using brain sensing technology, reaching tens of thousands of users, Trevor now applies his creative vision to the development of new products and applications for the future of brain-sensing technology.
Trevor is currently working to bring Muse: the brain sensing headband into behavioural health, leveraging the company’s enormous database of brainwave data to develop new ways of understanding, diagnosing and treating mental illness.