Andreas Forsland

Andreas Forsland

Using neuroscience + sensor technology to unlock our ability to speak with simple thought commands.
General Business • Product
Santa Barbara, US
Skills
  • Communication
  • Messaging Systems
  • Neuroscience
  • Product Innovation
  • SaaS
  • Sensors
Experience
:prose by Smartstones

CEO @:prose by Smartstones • Co-Founder

Using neuroscience + sensors to give superpower to people with disabilities

Jan '14 - Present (5 years 7 months)

Citrix Systems

Senior Director @Citrix Systems

Jan '08 - Jan '14 (6 years)

Philips

UI/UX @Philips

Innovation. Design. Sustainability. Change

Jan '05 - Dec '08 (3 years 11 months)

Amazing things Andreas's made
It's hard to beat the ability to "Think to Speak", which is the integration between our sensor interpretation speech app (:prose) and an EEG headset.

It's the beginning of what will become telepathic communication, with machine learning and ai processing in our CloudCortex.

Second best is the team I built at Citrix. I grew a cross-functional and geographically distributed team from zero budget and 5 people to over $6m/year and 45 people in 4 years across 4 countries. I'm passionate about the people and culture aspect of building teams, products and companies.
Recommendations

David Rose recommended :prose by Smartstones where Andreas is Co-Founder

As a researcher at the MIT Media Lab, I'm so excited to further explore the world of tactile messaging. As I wrote in my book Enchanted Objects, we all deeply want to connect with a small set of others. Smartstones may give us this sense of presence and telepathy.

Carrie Segal Teaching Assistant at UC Santa Barbara recommended :prose by Smartstones where Andreas is Co-Founder

Since "Touchstone" started as 60 second personal story from the founders at Startup Weekend SB, I assume the best recommendation is a short story about how I would use a Smartstone… I remember being a small child, and watching shows like "Inspector Gadget", where things like books and watches were electronic devices. Afterwards I would play with small toys, and pretend they could communicate from afar. Smartstones are those toys and I think their haptic approach to communication adds a different color to the world.