The Way They Were

Screen shot 2014-01-05 at 9.45.14 PMWhen the Mars Rover was in production in the ’90s, NASA senior computer scientist Rich Levinson noticed a limitation in its ability to make reactive decisions. The Rover could avoid falling off a cliff, but it didn’t have the capability to backtrack or plan other routes of navigation. That’s when he learned about a little-known term and much-needed brain process called “executive function” which would become the inspiration behind a set of sensors for those suffering from cognitive impairment.

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