Better understanding of the human body and the development of tools for direct human machine interaction have opened completely new opportunities to improve human performance.
Juxtopia, along with its research alliance composed of academic institutions, health care facilities, organization, and industry conducts empirical multidisciplinary research on how convergent technologies ranging from nanotechnology and bioscience to information technology and cognitive science (NBIC) can quantitatively improve human health and learning performance anytime, anywhere, and at any-pace. With innovative and effective research methodologies, Juxtopia investigates the link between common threads in the development of disease, illness, injury, and learning barriers in order to develop innovative technologies to augment human physical and mental skills.
Whether it is using tools such as bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and sensors for monitoring human physiology or nanotechnology based in-vivo imaging and multi-modality platforms for increasing sensorial capabilities, Juxtopia follows standard research and development processes. Results from our research will lead to advances in telehealth, nano-engineered medication delivery systems, assistive devices to augment cognitive and physical limitations, wearable devices to protect from a range of bio-threats, rapid sensing and preventative measures to block the spread of infectious and environmental diseases, continuous detection and correction of abnormal health indications, among other advances.
Our research focus juxtaposes nanotechnology, information technology, bioscience, and cognitive science for facilitating the new consumer human performance interface.