Every day, we wake up, dress in a dimly lit room, duck inside the comfort of our vehicles for the morning commute, and type away in front of a screen for the rest of the day.
We are part of the indoor generation. On average, people spend 90% of their day indoors. The comfort and convenience we gain from staying indoors come at a cost.
Our Value Proposition
The lack of exposure to natural sunlight are correlated with health problems such as winter depression and insomnia
Our biological clock relies on the natural light-dark cycle to reset our circadian rhythm every day. Natural light also acts as a stimulant for alertness, mood, and productivity. This light-dark cycle is absolutely crucial to our well-being.
The Unmet Need.
Lumos can provide the missing piece of the puzzle for our indoor generation: make the light-dark cycle accessible to all.
No matter the place or time, you can simply put on a pair of glasses and go about your activity while feeling the effects of improved productivity, mood, and sleep quality.
Making happiness and wellness accessible through technology.
With state of the art industrial design, electronics manufacturing, and optical technology, Lumos simulates the natural light-dark cycle to generate serotonin during the day and supports melatonin conversion in the evening. Ultimately, the benefits of traditional light therapy are made accessible.
At Lumos Health, we are a team of doctors and engineers looking to improve human wellbeing through sleep technology and neuroscience. Our company is founded by Lucas Wen Tang and Dr. Jamie Zeitzer. Joining us is Dr. Kasey Li, a sleep surgeon from Stanford, and a team of engineers and designers from Apple, Tesla and Microsoft. We are working tirelessly to bring to the world the next generation of science-based health wearable products to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
Lumos Health started in the incubator of XiaoMi's ecosystem department, where Lucas worked as a product manager. He met Dr. Zeitzer during that time, who had conducted a study for XiaoMi's sleep tracking smart bands. After proving out the market research, XiaoMi's upper management then funded the company's patents and provided a space and mentorship for Lumos Health to grow.
Lucas studies mechanical engineering with an AI option at the University of Waterloo, holding the first in class engineering award. From January to December 2016, Lucas was a product designer at Apple on the iPhone product team. He designed the buttons and camera assembly on the iPhone 8. And later worked as a product manager at Xiaomi. And now he is ready to build up Lumos to help millions around the world in need of light therapy.
A clinical champion in the field of light therapy and circadian rhythms, Dr. Jamie Zeitzer is a research professor at Stanford's Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine and a member of Stanford Bio-X. He received his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Harvard and has focused his research on studying and controlling circadian rhythms using light therapy. Dr. Zeitzer has 120 publications and has championed 5 successful clinical trials.
Lumos is always looking for the brightest minds with incessant compassion. Whether you are an investor, an advisor, an engineer, or a fellow believer, do you want to become part of something bigger?