I Am Dr. Michael Larson, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Sleep Expert, Mechanical Engineer, and I Had A Patent Case Go To The Supreme Court. Ask Me Anything!
My short bio: I earned my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 1992. I have spent time on projects related to the fracture and failure of materials. I invented and hold patents on numerous products, and I have established multiple companies based on my inventions including Khet the Laser Game, The Sleep Shepherd and even medical devices to name a few. I provided engineering consulting and design services for a number of clients, including designing and fabricating a rocket-port measurement device for Lockheed-Martin, and serving as a product design and failure analysis expert in legal cases. I have piloted a jet aircraft, steered a nuclear submarine, and can wiggle my ears. One at a time.
My current passion is sleep. My daughter was diagnosed with a sleep disorder which required extremely harsh medication to manage. Not only did the medication not work, but it put her in the hospital. Seeing that these drugs did more harm than good, I started exploring other options. After countless trial and error, nearly ten different designs and months of work – The Sleep Shepherd was born. Using binaural beats and an EEG tracker to read brainwaves, The Sleep Shepherd allowed my daughter to find some relief. After seeing her improve to the point where she could stop taking medication, my team and I have been trying to get it in the hands of everyone we can.
Since then we have sold over 10,000 Sleep Shepherd Units. I am passionate about sleep and this product. I would love to answer questions about The Sleep Shepherd and sleep, but I also have many interests and lots of experience including having a patent case go to the supreme court and raising nearly a million dollars on Kickstarter. I am happy to answer all your questions, ASK ME ANYTHING!
edit: I'm off! Thank you for your great questions.Engaging with the Reddit community was very fun.