Joel's background is in visual arts. He made kinetic sculpture for years before he became an electronics design engineer. Joel taught physical computing at Parsons from 2006 to 2014, and has participated in several successful crowdfunding projects since 2011 when he co-founded World Famous Electronics, makers of the Pulse Sensor: an open source heart rate monitor. In 2014 he co-founded OpenBCI, a Brooklyn based company that makes high quality low cost EEG amplifiers for science and education, and was President of the company until 2018. Most recently, he has created and co-developed Tympan, an Open Source hearing-aid development platform. Joel also owns the technology consulting firm, Flywheel Lab. Joel lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
April 27th, 2020 | 51 mins 10 secs
business, coronavirus, entrepreneur, manufacturing, marketing, open source
This week, Shawn Hymel and Harris Kenny welcome Joel Murphy to the show. The episode focuses on Joel’s work on the Spiro Wave "bridge" ventilator system -- recently covered in The New York Times -- that can be widely used in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Plus: How designers and small business owners can contribute to their network.