Mary Lou Jepsen is the founder of opnwatr.io. Her goal is to replace the functionality of MRI with a consumer electronics wearable, using novel opto-electronics to achieve comparable resolution to MRI. Implications are broad for detection and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, internal bleeding, mental disease, neurodegenerative disease, and beyond – for communication via thought.
She was previously the executive director of engineering at Facebook and Oculus, head of the display division at Google X, CEO and founder of Pixel Qi Corp, CTO and co-founder of One Laptop Per Child, professor at the MIT Media Lab, CTO of the display division at Intel, co-founder and CTO of MicroDisplay Corporation, and a senior member of the technical staff at Philips.
Mary Lou has been recognized with many awards including: TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world; a CNN top 10 thinker; and by the leading global professional societies in optics, display and electronics. She is a board director for Lear Corp. (NYSE:LEA), a $20B tier-1 automotive component supplier. She has broad advisory experience including government level in Peru, Uruguay, China, Taiwan, Brazil, USA, the White House and the United Nations.