The Human Hacker House

We are a Silicon Valley based community of entrepreneurs, athletes, and scientists gathered together to show what is possible when you experiment with your body, mind, and life. The house is located in Sunnyvale. We do thinks like run personal experiments on:

  • measuring the relationship of calories and weight change
  • boosting mental focus with chocolate
  • teaching computers to understand your emotions
  • reversing knee injury
  • overcoming hypothyroidism and hormone imbalances with diet
  • making five-thousand-year-old food bars
  • and many others!
Stay updated on the latest happenings at the house, here.

Current Residents

Yoni built Quantified Mind to help everyone understand and optimize their cognitive performance. He wants to create a complete map of people’s cognitive responses to lifestyle choices and interventions, and runs controlled trials to build it. His background is in artificial intelligence, Bayesian statistics and data analysis, and cognitive psychology, and his dream is to cure aging.
Jamieson Johnson.
Alex Cheung.

Past Residents

Janet started Human Hacker House to turn the sick into healthy, and the healthy into superhumans. At 21, she is retired from racing Ironman triathlons, competing nationally in short track speed skating, and trying to adopt 2-hour-per-day sleep schedules. Having navigated the healthcare system as a patient, she is now exploring ways to disrupt healthcare by building tools for patients and self experimenters.
Nick founded Skritter, runs every experiment he thinks of, owns 99 things, dislikes moderation, and often wonders when he can create a pig with dogs for feet (the perfect animal). Using his infinite motivation superpower, he’s writing a book about accomplishing as many goals as possible in three months.
Chloe is a designer who gets excited about data visualizations and behavior change. Since graduating from Carnegie Mellon’s Human Computer Interaction Institute, she has been interning at Google and breaking her comfort zones during her free time.
Alex is the founder of Somaxis, a company that makes wireless muscle sensors and heart-rate monitors. A runner since high school, he is currently focused on developing tools that help people achieve personal fitness goals. He enjoys self-tracking, biosensors, scifi, longboarding, tai chi, archery, weight lifting, disestablishmentarianism, oxford commas, and hang gliding.
Eri is jailbreaking medicine. She is Chief Operating Officer of Scanadu, a startup building the medical Tricorder. Previously, Eri co-founded BioCurious, the first hackerspace for biology, and Livly, a nonprofit cancer research lab in her garage. On the side, Eri organizes Quantified Self meetups and HealthTech happy hours, trades stocks, and tries to overcome genetics. She had been described as anti-hedonistic.