Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer, M.A. has been guiding innovation in wearables for almost 20 years. She began her initial explorations in the industry while a student at MIT’s Media Lab in the mid 1990’s. She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and papers on affective computing and sensing technology and presented at academic and industry conferences. She has served as a research analyst at Harvard University, and as a consultant to different departments at MIT, governmental projects and companies.

Jocelyn blends her experience as an artist and designer with a deep knowledge and experience in scientific practice and methodology to bridge what she feels can be a gulf between different voices in wearables and prototyping.

Her work has appeared in many galleries and museum settings, as well as Time Magazine, NOVA, The Boston Globe, WIRED Magazine and WIRED UK, Computer Graphics World, and other publications.

In 2006, she founded Empathyx, an early wearables company. In 2009, she co-founded and served as director of operations for Affectiva, a successful venture in facial expression recognition, which currently serves one third of Fortune 100 companies. Scheirer currently serves as Lecturer in the psychology department of Brandeis University in Waltham where she created a new syllabus for the psychology department:  "Emotion Theory, Physiology and Affective Computing".

Scheirer brings a unique and highly-sought after perspective to the wearables and IoT market, due to her expertise in biosensing, neuropsychology, and visualization.   She is available for consulting and speaking engagements.

Recent and upcoming talks:

March 2, 2017           N2 Innovation District, Cities of Newton and Needham, MA:  "Makerspaces:  "Building Community with Technology and                                                 Art"

January 11, 2017        MIT Faculty Forum Online:  "Manufacturing Smarter Fabrics"

November 14, 2016   Hyperwellbeing Conference:  "Why Every Wearables Company Should be Making a Virtual Reality API"