Kernel develops hardware and software for non-invasive consumer brain-computer interfaces. Kernel has created devices utilizing both OP-MEG (Kernel Flux) and TD-fNIRS (Kernel Flow) systems to collect high-resolution brain activity data. These devices are based on lightweight headgear that allows for natural head motion, a wide variety of stimuli and peripherals, various natural environments, and user interaction. Kernel aims to capture high-quality neural signals for the study of the brain, and provide the densest, largest, richest data sets ever taken.
Kernel was founded by Bryan Johnson (CEO) in 2016 and is a team of neuroscientists and engineers . Johnson previously founded Braintree and sold it to PayPal in 2013. They have also brought on KRS CEO and founder, neuroengineer Christian Wentz . Theodore Berger of University of Southern California is acting chief science officer. Ed Boyden (MIT) is chief scientific advisor and Adam Marblestone (MIT) is chief strategy officer .
Kernel acquired Kendall Research Systems’ (KRS) clinical development program and their neural interface technologies in 2017.
On October 20, 2016 Kernal completed their series A funding round with $100 million from Bryan Johnson.
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