Rohan Dixit is a former neuroimaging researcher at the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martino's Center and Stanford University. In a search for the ultimate meaning of life, the universe and everything, Rohan quit his job and bought a one-way ticket to the Himalayas to live with Tibetan monks for a year. By recording the monks' brainwaves while they meditated, he found an algorithm for detecting meditation in the brain.
This led to a meditation app that guides you when your mind is wandering, a flower that blooms with your calm brainwaves, and a variety of large-scale art installations that react to your relaxed heartbeat.
All these projects rely on sensors that measure mindfulness, relaxation, or calmness. In an increasingly distracted and stressful world, it is now possible for technology engineered for calm to help us find balance and greater wellbeing.
Rohan is now working on a wearable device called the Zenso that some lucky person may get to try!