Luke

Hi, I'm Luke.

I build brain computer interfaces, code desktop & web apps, write papers, and hack wearables.

My focus right now is building a headset that accelerates sleep with transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS). The goal is to cut 8hrs sleep time in half while maintaining its benefits. Learn more.

I love the brain. Most of the projects I've built revolve around wearables, biometrics, and brain activity. There are some industries that are almost certainly going to be around for decades. ML is one. Energy storage is another. Neuroscience is my favourite.

Understanding the brain should be the human race's number one priority. Right now our desires and actions are manipulated by a black box we can barely understand, let alone change. I want to spearhead the coolest research, wearables, and implants that come out of neuroscience over the next half century.

Email me at lukewpiette@gmail.com.


Papers

Research papers I've published.

The Human Eye as a Camera

Accepted into IEEE on August 28, 2019

Visualizing Human Attention

Drafted on January 2, 2020

Side Hustles

Startupy projects I've built recently.

Luke's Brain Live

V2.0 done on June 06, 2020

Lex

V2.0 done on January 23, 2020

Web to Audio

V1.1 done on December 14, 2019

Recent Posts

Last updated January 28, 2020

How to fail at building something great

I think it’s really easy for us to invent problems, then invent solutions to those imaginary problems. Here’s an example: instagram is great for sharing pictures with your friends and exploring what other people are sharing, but it’s difficult to find curated content. Why isn’t there an instagram specifically for animals? That way, all the pet owners could connect and create social circles with each other. There could be an “ask me anything” live stream feature where dog owners could... read more

The Replication Crisis

I worked at MannLabs on the steady state visually evoked potentials (SSVEP) team this summer. Our work was an extension of a paper published in the 80s that showed that you could visually evoke specific potentials by flashing a light at a specific frequency. We wanted to take this concept further, and visualize what the human eye sees from EEG data. You can read the paper we published here, but that’s not the point. I noticed that all the projects we were working on were time crunched and were never replications of other neuroscience papers... read more

Solving Sleep

Sleep deprivation leads to massive productivity losses. 43% of employees in the US report being sleep deprived. Sleep deprivation costs employers $1967/employee per year, adding up to 1.23M lost working days (in USA). Economic losses in the US are estimated at 2.2% of GDP, or $411B. Insomnia is responsible for $77.05B - $92.13B of those $411B in loses and is easily treatable... read more

Understanding the Ideal

When I was younger, I was a trouble maker. I think it came from prioritising my happiness above other peoples’ and being curious to see what the outcomes of my actions would be. For ex, in kindergarten my parents would meet with my teacher every day after school because I started a fight, wasn’t raising my hand to talk, didn’t focus on activities, etc. I was too focused on being happy right now to think about the outcomes of my actions. After the damage was done... read more


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