Alan Macy

Alan Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from the complex signals produced by life processes. Trained in both electrical engineering and physiology, he is fluent in the fusion of these two fields, with over 30 years of development experience. His expertise currently orients to psychophysiology, emotional and motivational state measurements, magnetic resonance imaging and virtual reality implementations. He continues to present in the areas of human-computer interfaces, electrophysiology, and telecommunications. His recent research and artistic focus explores ideas of human nervous system extension and the associated impacts upon our perceptions. As an applied science artist, he specializes in the creation of human-sensitive, interactive sculpture and environments. His work has been featured at the San Francisco Exploratorium and the California Academy of the Sciences.