Hannes Bend and team have been creating breathing.ai to develop unique patent-based adaptive interfaces for screen experiences. The interfaces use machine learning to customize screens for calmer and deeper breaths with every technological interaction.
Prior to his focus on creating health-improving tech for all, Hannes Bend created art since childhood and has been exhibiting in museums professionally.
In 2014, he started to research in neuroscience and published papers on Virtual Reality, visual stimuli, and meditation with research at Princeton and the University of Oregon from 2014-2016 and as technologist at ThoughtWorks in 2017.
The studies of Bend’s team from The Institute of Neuroscience and Quantum Physics Alemàn Lab at the University of Oregon won “Best Presentation Award in the panel “Wellbeing Computing: AI meets Health and Happiness Science” at the Association for Advancement of Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposia 2016 at Stanford University. Research and Augmented and Virtual Reality projects were also developed and/or presented at MIT Media Lab, Harvard University, Frost Museum of Science among others.
Hannes has been working with 50+ scientists, psychologists, developers, and artists from renowned universities and created multiple continents for VR/AR biofeedback projects, also for Wim “The Iceman” Hof.
Hannes has also been guiding meditation and breathing at renowned places and museums such as The Rubin Museum of Art, WeWork HQ, The Assemblage among many others.