If we could quantify attention, arousal, pain, memory, imagination…
A new frontier for mental health, performance, recovery, intelligence, lifespan…
A brighter future…


Founded in 2016 by Bryan Johnson, Kernel has assembled a world-class team of engineers, neuroscientists, and physicists to create a full-stack neurotech company who are building a platform to realize that brighter future now.

We systematically evaluated every state-of-the-art technology candidate, scrutinized existing commercial tools, built our own systems using the best available components, and forged academic collaborations as we mapped each possible path. No stone was left unturned.

Most noninvasive methods for recording brain signals measure electromagnetic fields generated by groups of neurons or detect small changes in blood oxygenation, which correlate well to nearby neural activity. But existing technology in both of these technologies are rife with drawbacks, limitations or shortcomings.

Kernel is building the next generation of both of these modalities, leveraging the strengths of OP-MEG and TD-fNIRS into products that offer the following benefits:

  • High-quality neural signal
  • Full-head coverage
  • Scalability
  • Relatively low cost
  • Natural environments, stimuli, and interactions
  • Freedom of user motion

Kernel’s proprietary technology is designed in-house, and built from the ground up, with scientists and engineers controlling every step from chip design to optics; control software to machine learning; experimental design to analysis.

Both Kernel Flux and Kernel Flow, are based on lightweight headgear that allows for natural head motion, a wide variety of stimuli and peripherals, various natural environments, and user interaction.

We believe that, in combination and at scale, these technologies will revolutionize the capture of high-quality neural signal for the study of the brain, and provide the densest, largest, richest data sets ever taken.

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Kernel Raises $53M from General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Eldridge, Manta Ray, Tiny Blue Dot

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