Dr. Ben O Brien is the CEO of StretchSense and a pioneer in the wearable sensor industry. After co-founding StretchSense in 2012, Ben won the Prime Ministers MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize, and in 2015 he won the New Zealand Hi-Tech Young Achiever s Award.
Ben is passionate about applying cutting edge research to commercial applications. He envisions a future of wearables that are so unobtrusive they are invisible to the user.
Stretchsense makes stretchable Bluetooth sensors which are perfect for measuring human body motion - their beauty is that they do not interfere with natural movements. They are reliable, accurate, comfortable, and easy to use with applications in gaming, animation, rehabilitation, and sporting industries.