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Robert Bornn
P.O. Box 2443 
Vashon Island, WA  98070 

(206) 463-4284 


To continue 4+ decades of creating healthcare products and services that optimize quality-of-life. Currently developing sleep-related products for license that increase healthspan and extend life by reducing the effects of chronic stress, inflammation, and pain.  These proprietary nutraceutical-based systems specifically target the trend toward improving quality-of-sleep in the emerging boomer demographic and older generations.  Further applications of his proprietary systems have the prospect of slowing the progression of neurodegenerative disease, such as Alzheimer's disease. 


Robert Bornn is an innovative psychophysiologist and a seasoned health care products inventor.  During four decades of life-positive advocacy, Mr. Bornn has created more than a dozen health, quality-of-life, and sustainable energy inventions.  He holds five medical device patents.   He founded seven research and development companies and directed the R&D of his proprietary medical monitors and ergonomic input devices.  He also established two nonprofit scientific research organizations. 

In the early 80s Mr. Bornn conducted sleep research at the Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California San Francisco.  He investigated cardiorespiratory concomitants of dreaming and developed innovative underwater electrophysiological recording techniques for flotation tank research. 

For the next two decades he created medical monitors and ergonomic devices.  He licensed the NightWatch™ ambulatory sleep recording and assessment system for the adult sleep apnea market.  The licensee sold $100 million of NightWatch product and was later acquired for $5 billion. 

Mr. Bornn also invented PatientWatch™ hospital patient monitor, SafeWatch™ ambulatory cardiorespiratory alert system, and LifeSense™ home personal monitors for cardiorespiratory and stroke alerts.

Mr. Bornn commercialized programs for sleep disorders centers, corporate wellness programs, and other services that disseminated information about positive sleep hygiene to improve sleep health. 

In the late 90s and early 21st century he invented hands-free HiBrow™ and TopHat™ universal input devices and the soft touch Companion™ ergonomic input device. 

Mr. Bornn founded LifeSense Technologies, LLC in 2011 and currently leads the team in the development of his proprietary technology. 

Mr. Bornn is leading the development of his proprietary ENSEMBLE Precision Cannabis™ cultivars and derivatives (patent pending) that will facilitate healthy sleep; associated with wellness, healthspan and longevity. 

During 2014 Mr. Bornn also initiated the CMAPProject and developed a team to promote better cannabis science and support legislation for medical marijuana and cannabis research. The CMAP Project has created a practical guide to cannabis research in human subjects.  It promotes a scientific research methodology (the Cannabis Multi-Analysis Process) that is specific to the unique characteristics of cannabis.  The CMAP Guide will help raise the standards for cannabis science, in part by offering a process to systematically deconstruct prohibitionist studies and also by sponsoring new research to achieve more scientifically sound results. The CMAP Project will educate by publicizing scientific critiques in media releases and making authoritative talking points available on the Web for public education. 

The company first prototyped and tested the AromaChill™ relaxation system, followed by a commercial product, the Terpz™ inhalation system. The leading edge AromaChill and Terpz systems reflect the founder's four plus decades of experience with creating and licensing physiological monitoring and other products for wellness, medical, and ergonomic markets. 

LifeSense Technologies, LLC
Founder and President
2011 - Present

Founded and funded this seed stage, privately held, Washington limited liability company in 2011 to develop his technology and inventions.  Mr. Bornn assembled the company's management, R&D and legal team.

Assembled a team to develop and license his proprietary invention, the ENSEMBLE Precision Cannabis system to initiate and maintain healthy sleep and potentially slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease. 

LifeSense Technologies, LLC is the founding organizational sponsor of The CMAPProject, initiated and led by Mr. Bornn. 

Prototyped and tested the AromaChill  relaxation system.  This led to Mr. Bornn's further creation of the Terpz inhalation system. 

LifeSense Institute 
Founder and President 
2006 - Present

Founded this nonprofit corporation to sponsor projects dedicated to improving quality of life (www.lifesenseinstitute.org).  These projects have included the Vashon Energy Project in 2006 and ongoing educational support for Mr. Bornn’s approach to affordable, nature-integrated, and sustainable human shelter and greenhouses (www.buildingcircles.org). 

LifeSense, LLC 
Founder and President 

Founded company to research and develop his invention, the LifeSense™  personal monitor (for stroke and falls) as well as a number of other proprietary products and services for stroke prevention, education, rehabilitation, and support.  Mr. Bornn was responsible for the company’s primary vision, intellectual property creation, market analysis, strategic planning, team-building, and fund-raising.   LifeSense, LLC acquired the assets of Advanced Input Products, LLC (also founded by Mr. Bornn) including all of its intellectual property. 

Advanced Input Products, LLC 
Founder and President 

Founded company and invented TopHat™, Companion™, and HiBrow™ ergonomic input devices. 

Somnus Corporation 
Founder and President 

Founded by Mr. Bornn initially to provide services to sleep disorders centers and corporate wellness programs focused on sleep health, including providing sleep health information services to the public. In 1990 Mr. Bornn refocused the company on developing his proprietary medical monitors. 

Genesis Laboratories 
Founder and President

Established scientific research organization to investigate various mechanisms to utilize applied hypothermia for medical and life extension purposes. 

Advanced Medical Technologies, Inc. 
Founder and President 

Founded company and raised capital to research, develop, patent, and license the NightWatch™ sleep recording and apnea assessment system. Organized and managed professional team in product research and development, clinical trials, and obtaining FDA permission to market.  He licensed the NightWatch system for the adult sleep apnea market.  The licensee sold $100 million of NightWatch product and was later acquired for $5 billion. 

Langley Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute University of California San Francisco 
Psychophysiology Research Laboratory 
Independent Affiliate and Staff Research Associate 

Investigated mechanisms of sleep and cardiorespiratory concomitants of dreaming. Secured funding from corporate sponsor to examine effects of flotation tank environments on the quality of sleep. Directed sleep research project including: protocol design; rigorous analysis of biohazards; design and implementation of safety protocols; development of innovative underwater electrophysiological recording techniques; subject recruitment and analysis of subject data. 

American Longevity Association 
Chairman, Northern California Chapter 

Founded Northern California Chapter of the American Longevity Association with Robert J. Morin, M.D.  (UCLA). 


   1. ENSEMBLE Precision Cannabis™ system for initiating and maintaining healthy sleep
   2.  Terpz™ inhalation system.
   3.  AromaChill™ relaxation system
   4.  ZSCAN™ plant scanning and analysis system
   5.  NightWatch™ ambulatory sleep recording and assessment system 
   6.  R-BAND™ respiratory sensor band 
   7.  SleepLine™ sleep information audiotext program
   8.  PatientWatch™ inpatient monitoring system
   9.  SafeWatch™ cardiorespiratory alert system 
 10.  TopHat™, HiBrow™, and Companion™ input devices 
 11.  NeuroWear™ hands-free command technology 
 12.  NeuroCom™ hands-free controller engine 
 13.  NeuroWave™ hands-free, brain wave-operated controllers 
 14.  LifeSense™ personal monitors (for cardiorespiratory events, stroke, and falls) 
 15.  BuildingCircles™ nature-integrated affordable green housing solutions 
 16.  SolarHarvester™ nature-integrated system for collection of thermal and photovoltaic solar energy 
 17.  RoadHarvester™ transportation energy recapture system 


PATENTS  (Granted) 

1.   U.S. Patent No. 4,784,162 (issued November 15, 1988): “Portable, Multi-Channel, Physiological Data Monitoring System” (I) 

2.   U.S. Patent No. 4,827,943 (issued May 9, 1989):  “Portable, Multi-Channel, Physiological Data Monitoring System” (II) 

3.   U.S. Patent No. 5,348,008 (issued September 20, 1994):  “Cardiorespiratory Alert System” 

4.   U.S. Patent No. 5,353,793 (issued October 11, 1994):  “Sensor Apparatus” 

5.   U.S. Patent No. 5,564,429 (issued October 15, 1996):  “Method of Identifying Valid Signal-Carrying Channels in a Cardiorespiratory Alert System” 

PATENTS  (Pending)

6.  "Method and Apparatus to Extract and Deliver an Optimal Herbal Compound" -  the ENSEMBLE Precision Cannabis™ nutraceutical-based system to manage insomnia and potentially slow the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.


7.   "Apparatus to enable alternating and/or simultaneous nasal and oral inhalation of phytochemicals." - the Terpz™ inhalation system for simultaneous oral inhalation of herbs and nasal inhalation of herbal terpenes.

8.   "Method and Apparatus to Enable Inhalation of Air of Varied Temperature with or without Aromatic Conditioning"  – the AromaChill™ relaxation system, a self-care system for relaxation, calm, and managing insomnia naturally. 

9.   “Vital Signs Personal Monitor” – the LifeSense personal monitor, a home vital signs alert system to detect life-threatening events and summon help. 

10. “Method and Apparatus for Control Device Using Head Motion” - TopHat and HiBrow hands free universal input devices. 

11. “Adaptive Computer Input Device” – the soft touch Companion ergonomic input device.

12. “Acute and Chronic Medical Management System” – LifeSense stroke monitor for detection of acute stroke, falls, and other acute and chronic health problems. 

13. “Distributed Piezo Electric Power Generator” – Loonguena power generation system to transduce energy from road and rail transportation. 


Exhibit at San Francisco Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA. 
(personal computing for special needs), 1980 

Built and exhibited Biosis, a multi-channel biofeedback system for neuromuscular rehabilitation and stress reduction. 

Exhibit for Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City 
(Contemplation Environments), 1969

Built and exhibited a free-form fabric and acrylic environment in which visitors were totally “immersed” and all lighting and sound were controlled by the visitors’ heart beats, respiration, and galvanic skin response. 


Mr. Bornn founded BuildingCircles Organization in 2005 to create affordable, nature-integrated, and sustainable human shelter (www.buildingcircles.org).  In 2006 he founded LifeSense Institute, a nonprofit corporation, dedicated to humanist projects that improve our quality of life (www.lifesenseinstitute.org). 

Mr. Bornn is also an accomplished sculptor, musician, photographer, filmmaker, and 3-D artist.   His works are currently marketed by his production company, SeaDrift Media Productions (www.seadriftmedia.com).

In 2017 Mr. Bornn launched InsculptaGlass, an Etsy gallery, to market his borosilicate glass miniatures (https://www.etsy.com/shop/InsculptaGlass).


B.A., Psychology, 1971 
Fordham University, New York, NY 

Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY                                                                                                           Revised  09/13/18


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