Our Mission Is to Solve Sleep with Science

Name five people in your life that aren’t sleep deprived in this fast-paced society…can you?

The sleep deprivation epidemic, brought on by our fast-paced lives in a modern society, is largely due to our evolutionary body clocks getting left behind to keep up with our rapidly changing schedules. In the United States alone, 95 million people are affected by poor sleep caused by jet lag, shift work, and ever-changing sleep schedules due to the stress and work/family demand. For businesses, it leads to a $63.2 billion loss of revenue each year, due to sleep deprivation and exhaustion. It’s time to say goodbye to these preventable losses.

Founded by Stanford scientists and funded by the NASA-affiliated research institute, Lumos is developing an intelligent sleep platform that harnesses the power of light to help people sleep and organically recharge.  The Lumos Smart Sleep Mask uses light therapy technology developed and validated at Stanford’s Sleep Lab to optimize the user’s body clock for sleep. With demonstrated efficacy in multiple human trials, Lumos is the only scientifically proven sleep solution that actively adjusts the body clock for sleep improvement without disrupting daytime activities.

Started by tackling the ubiquitous issue of jet lag, Lumos offers a solution for organizations to actively improve employee performance while reducing productivity loss, and for the hospitality industry to gain a competitive edge by enhancing customer experience. Supported by B2B customers from major airline alliances and the US government, Lumos is on its way to take over the sleep market top-down. Combining user data and behavior therapy over time, Lumos provides a reliable non-pharmaceutical sleep solution for travelers, shift workers, teenagers, elderly, and anyone looking to naturally improve sleep.

Biquan Luo, Ph.D.

Biquan Luo, Ph.D.

Co-Founder and CEO

After completing her undergraduate degree at Peking University in China, Biquan received her doctorate in Biology at the University of Southern California. She then continued her research on personalized medicine as a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her research utilized large genomic datasets to predict disease progression and optimize treatment strategies. Biquan's interest in the "quantified self" movement stems from her belief that the human body can thrive through regular routines powered by science. Her background as a bioscientist and a sleep clinic patient has provided her in-depth understanding in sleep from both sides. The Lumo Smart Sleep Mask is Biquan's essential companion to eliminate jet lag on her frequent trips to China.

People who made it possible

Vanessa Burns, Ph.D.

Vanessa Burns, Ph.D.
Co-Founder

John Pelochino

John Pelochino
Hardware engineering

Timothy Miko

Timothy Miko
Software egineering

Fulton Feng

Fulton Feng
Manufacturing

Angie Kim

Angie Kim
Industrial design

Joaquin Fernandez

Joaquin Fernandez
Industrial design