InteraXon was formed in 2007 when Ariel Garten decided to commercialize the thought controlled computing technology initially developed by world-renowned cyberneticist Dr. Steve Mann and his colleague, Dr. James Fung.
Garten, Mann and Fung, along with multifaceted engineer Chris Aimone, had been working on various brainwave-controlled art installations and technology demonstrations around Toronto since 2003. Four years later, Ariel realized that brainwave-controlled computing was a technology whose time had come.
To achieve her vision, she enrolled long-time friend Chris Aimone and Trevor Coleman, a rising star in Toronto’s entertainment industry. Together the three went about building a company to support their vision of a thought-controlled world.
The company was officially registered as a business in 2007 and later incorporated in 2009. Since joining forces, InteraXon has presented work at academic conferences, featured in local and national media, and given a featured musical performance at the Ontario Premier’s Innovation Awards. They continue to explore innovative applications for the technology and work to make thought-controlled computing an integral and natural part of everyday life.