The Team at Afference

Meet the team behind the Phantom and learn about our company's mission to bridge the physical and digital worlds.

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Our mission is to enable the sense of touch for the spatial computing age.

We are neural engineers who create artificial sensation through wearable neural interfaces. Our purpose is to enable the same dexterity we experience in the physical realm when in digital realms created by the spatial computing era.

We envision a future where we are able to effortlessly move between the physical and digital realms while maintaining our sense of touch in both.

Our leadership team

Jacob Segil
Co-founder & CEO

Serial entrepreneur, trained scientist. Jacob is a neural engineer with a decade of work building neurotechnology like prosthetic hands. He has translated numerous technologies from the benchtop to the market, founded multiple companies, sold two startups, and generated $100m+ in product revenue from his inventions.

Dustin Tyler
Co-founder & CSO

World expert in neural interfaces. Dustin is a world expert in neural interfaces and sensory perception with publications in Nature and Science. He has been featured in popular press like 60 Minutes, National Geographic, and Time Magazine. He is an inductee into the National Academy of Inventor and Chaired Professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Careers at Afference

Join our team of skilled professionals and help us to create the future of human and technology interactions.