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Wednesday, September 26 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Scents and Sensibility

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Meet two of the world’s most creative inventors who are using technology to harness our own human senses and emotions to help us cope with challenging disorders. Imagine a wearable that an autistic child can use to gauge the emotions of others. Imagine that child’s parents being able to read their kid’s feelings for perhaps the first time. And a flavor creator that can treat both addiction and depression. PLUS a new sensory invention will be revealed at the end of this session!

Speakers
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David Edwards

Founder, oNotes & Sensory Cloud
David Edwards is an inventor, writer, and founder of the olfactory technology companies oNotes & Sensory Cloud. Edwards teaches at Harvard University, and has founded many companies and nonprofits, from his early work related to inhaled insulin (AIR, sold to Alkermes) to his more... Read More →
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Rosalind Picard

Founder and Director, Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab
Rosalind Picard is founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, faculty chair of MIT’s MindHandHeart, cofounder and chief scientist of Empatica, and cofounder of Affectiva. The author of over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, Picard... Read More →

Session Producers
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Maggie Penman

Maggie Penman is a reporter for WGBH News who is interested in science, health, and what makes humans tick. She was a founding producer of NPR’s hit podcast about human behavior, Hidden Brain. Maggie also previously reported and produced for NPR’s flagship news program Morning... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Yawkey Theater 1 Guest St, Boston MA 02135
  • moderator Maggie Penman