About Cortava

In 2020, Cortava founder Sean Bullock first learned about transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and its potential to improve cognitive performance. Since then, Sean and his team of Oregon State University students and faculty advisors have been working to design and manufacture the first tDCS device designed for easy integration into everyday life. Cortava draws ever-closer to its goal of making tDCS truly accessible, enabling people everywhere to utilize its performance-enhancing properties to help achieve their goals and improve their lives.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does tDCS stand for?

tDCS stands for transcranial direct current stimulation.

How Does tDCS work?

tDCS works by sending a constant low intensity current through two electrodes placed on the wearer’s head. With this current tDCS can modify neural activity.

Meet the Team

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Sean Bullock

Founder and CEO of Cortava, Sean is a Junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University. Under his leadership, Cortava is developing its first wearable neuromodulation device.

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Megan Herrington

Electrical Engineer student at Oregon State University. Interested in developing printed circuit board designs and the implications of tDCS devices.

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Benjamin Green

Benjamin Green is an Oregon State University alumnus, with an undergraduate degree in electrical and computer engineering. He has experience in embedded systems and power electronics, and is supporting Cortava in an advisory role.

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Rene Nagy

Rene is a senior electrical and computer engineering student at Oregon State University. He has a passion for advanced prototyping and design, and is helping develop prototypes for Cortava’s electrical systems.

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Rij Dorfman

Rij is a Sophmore Electrical Engineering student who is very interested in the biomedical devices.

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Brieanna Jeibmann

Brieanna is an Oregon State University alumnus with a degree Electrical and Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. She has experience prototyping, simulating, and troubleshooting circuits.

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Estu Ramos

Estu is a senior electrical and computer engineer with a technical degree in robotics obtained abroad in Japan. With experience in prototyping circuits and a background as a mechanical designer, he brings a multidisciplinary approach to his work.

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Karen Harper

Karen Harper is a Master’s student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Oregon State University. She is most experienced in mixed-signal PCB design, but also has experience in digital signal processing, embedded system development, and project management.

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Nolan Sottoway

Nolan is an Electrical Engieering student ar Oregon State University.

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Escher Wright-Dykhouse

A Sophomore majoring in Computer Science at Oregon State, Escher is the lead software developer at Cortava. Specializing in mobile and web development, he is committed to building intuitive and user-friendly experiences for Cortava’s users.

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Hayley Smith

Hayley is a junior majoring in Graphic Design at Oregon State, who is working on developing the Cortava brand identity. Her designs are meant to enhance the user experience of both the website and the app.

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Daniel Bordenave

Daniel Bordenave, A Senior Marketing major at Oregon State University works on Market Research and Search Engine Optimization for the website.

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