2021 INS Annual Meeting
Online Conference
November 4-5

Neurotechnology with Everyone: Engineering the Building Blocks of Global Participation

Friday November 5, 2021
6:00p EDT / 22:00 UTC

Throughout the past decade, do-it-yourself (DIY) neurotechnology communities have expanded as a result of increased accessibility of direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies and emergence of open-source software infrastructure including BCI2000, Brainflow, and Brains@Play. While the ethical, legal, and social implications of DIY neurotechnologies have been examined in detail, their communities have received little guidance on ethical innovation beyond that offered to academic and commercial counterparts. As DIY communities expand participation in neurotechnology across the global population, what guidance might the neuroethics community offer?

This workshop will introduce participants to the state-of-the-art in DIY neurotechnology and gather preliminary guidance for the DIY community.


  • Jared Genser, Perseus Strategies
  • Sarah Hamburg, Neuroscientist
  • Stephanie Hermann, Perseus Strategies
  • Joshua Brewster, Brains@Play
  • Garrett Flynnm Brains@Play / University of Souther California


  • Prepared question prompts for speakers (20 minutes)
  • Open discussion guided by attendee questions (40 minutes)




Jared Genser

Perseus Strategies

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Sarah Hamburg


Sarah Hamburg is a Cognitive Neuroscientist (PhD UCL) specialising in resting-state EEG and intelligence. After completing her PhD, she worked in industry, where she investigated neurotech wearables as part of the future workplace. She's currently researching Web3/blockchain solutions for privacy preserving storage and computation of wearable data, and is also part of the emerging decentralised science (DeSci) community.

Stephanie Hermann

Perseus Strategies



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Garrett Flynn

University of Southern California

Garrett Flynn is an MA student in the Cinematic Arts (Media Arts, Games, and Health) program at the University of Southern California. As a founding partner of Brains@Play, his work focuses on the promotion of responsible innovation in open and do-it-yourself neurotechnology communities, enabled through the development of accessible biosensing infrastructure supported by modern web technologies.

Joshua Brewster