Our Mission

To empower individuals with tools that improve brain health and performance

Our approach

Visual Information

90% of the transmitted information to the brain is visual.

Vision accounts for 2/3 of of the electrical activity of the brain. 40% of all nerve fibers connected to the brain are from the retina.
Measure

Visual and sensorimotor skills can be measured and improved

Scientific research shows that these skills are modifiable. Everyone from the injured to the high performer can be trained to sense sharper, perceive quicker, and react faster.
Model

ASSESS + ANALYZE + IMPROVE SENSORY PERFORMANCE

Senaptec provides state-of-the-art technologies, products, and programs designed to assess, analyze, and improve vision and sensorimotor skills.

Our Application

Sport

Sport

Sports may come down to an inch or a fraction of a second. A split second can be the difference between gold and missingthe podium. Senaptec tools can provide the edge for athletes to perform more consistently and at a higher level.
Military

Tactical/Military

For tactical and combat athletes, the stakes are much higher, therefore every split second to they sense, process, and initiate movement is critical. With Senaptec's expertise, our goal to help ready and optimize warfighter operations.
Health

Health

Brain injury concerns in both sport and military have brought more attention to visual and sensorimotor skills. With Senaptec's expertise and our customers' interests, we will continue to contribute to solving the problem of degraded brain health.

Our Team

Joe Bingold
Joe Bingold CEO
Joe was a triple major at M.I.T., an 8-year veteran of the US Navy, and a graduate of Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He served as an officer for the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Program with responsibility for the electronic control systems for nuclear power plants on aircraft carriers and submarines. He brings a wide range of business experience from co-founding a previous successful startup and a director of marketing at Tektronix.
Pete Naschak
Pete Naschak COO
Pete is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Navy SEALs Teams where he held various operational and leadership positions, with the final tour as the Command Master Chief, SEAL Team FIVE. With degrees in Global Leadership and Business Management and Strategy, he provides specialized high performance consulting for companies like Red Bull and Nike. He supports wounded warriors and their families by serving on the Board of Directors for the Lone Survivor Foundation.
Herb Yoo
Herb Yoo CTO
Herb has extensive experience in the innovation and delivery of sensory performance products and services. While working for Nike, he created sensory assessment and treatment tools resulting in over 25 patents. He served as a Director of Innovation, collaborating with research institutions and performance groups in sports and military. He completed both his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Michigan where he studied human factors and biomechanics.
Jason Mihalik
Jason Mihalik Chief Science Officer
Jason is an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center. He completed his undergraduate degree at Corcordia University (Montreal), Masters Degree at Univ. of Pittsburgh, and doctoral work at UNC Chapel Hill. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.

Our Advisors

Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD
Graham Erickson, OD, FAAO, FCOVD Professor, Pacific University
Dr. Erickson is a professor at the College of Optometry at Pacific University where he teaches Pediatric Optometry, Vision Therapy and Sports Vision courses. He is a diplomate in the Binocular Vision and Perception Section of the American Academy of Optometry, and fellow of the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. He has authored the text Sports Vision: Vision Care for the Enhancement of Sports Performance, currently the only resource both for the student learning about the field, and the practitioner seeking a deeper understanding and application of Sports Vision. In addition, Dr. Erickson co-authored the text Optometric Management of Reading Dysfunction, and published chapters and articles in various optometric journals. He lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of Sports Vision, pediatrics, binocular vision, and dyslexia. Dr. Erickson has served as chair of the Binocular Vision, Perception and Pediatric Optometry section of the American Academy of Optometry, Chair of the American Optometric Association Sports Vision Section council, and is currently the Oregon director for the Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes vision health program. In his free time, Dr. Erickson lives in the Portland, Oregon area and enjoys spending time with his family, running, skiing, backpacking, playing music and traveling.
Dr. Mihalik is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also the Co-Director of the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center. He is a clinical neurotrauma researcher, with an emphasis on biomechanics related to military and sports head trauma. He is a social entrepreneur, having translated his research to co-author smartphone applications with the goal of preventing unnecessary secondary complications related to sports concussion, and has an interest in applying emerging technologies as a head injury prevention strategy. In his work, Dr. Mihalik is studying the efficacy of visual and sensory performance measures as a viable adjunct to concussion injury assessment and management and, more importantly, applying fundamental performance enhancement mechanisms to concussion rehabilitation. He explores this work in youth, high school, and collegiate athletes, as well as the US military’s elite warfighters. Dr. Mihalik has been awarded the Advancement of Science Award by the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and has authored over 75 textbook chapters and peer-reviewed scientific publications, in addition to presenting or co-presenting close to 200 scientific presentations. Dr.Mihalik lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife Johna and daughter.
Dr.Mitroff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at The George Washington University in Washington D.C. He earned his B.A. in Cognitive Science from UC Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard before spending 10 years as a faculty member at Duke. His Visual Cognition Lab explores a wide variety of issues related to attention, perception, and memory with an emphasis on understanding how visual and attentional skills differ across individuals and how performance can be enhanced. Stephen’s broad research objective is to advance academic theories while simultaneously informing applied topics with “real-world” implications. To do so, he has worked with a wide range of research groups, including airport security screeners, radiologists, orthodontists, stroke patients, and elite athletes. He also uses a range of research tools to understand the nature of vision and attention, including big data obtained from mobile technology and sports vision training eyewear. Stephen lives in Washington D.C. with his wife Pam and their three children.