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About Andrew

Andrew "Andy" Schmeder is an inventor-entrepreneur, award-winning brand creator & startup builder with deep experience in the consumer eyewear industry. He is the author of 5 US & International patents and 25 scientific papers on topics in optics, spatial acoustics, human-computer interfaces and real-time media control protocols.

Awards

East Bay Innovation Award - Life Sciences Category - East Bay EDA 2020

SBIR Tibbets Award - US Small Business Administration, 2017

Entrepreneur of the Year - Beacons of the Phonotics Industry, Photonics Magazine 2016

Publications

Schmeder, Andrew. "Spectral glare control eyewear for color blindness and low vision assistance." U.S. Patent Application No. 17/464,171.

Schmeder, Andrew W., and D. McPherson. "Optical filters affecting color vision in a desired manner and design method thereof by non-linear optimization." U.S. Patent No. 11,454,827. 27 Sep. 2022.

Schmeder, Andrew. "Lighting system for simulating conditions of color deficient vision and demonstrating effectiveness of color-blindness compensating eyewear." U.S. Patent No. 10,912,457. 9 Feb. 2021.

Schmeder, Andrew W., and D. McPherson. "Multi-band color vision filters and method by LP-optimization." U.S. Patent No. 10,852,461. 1 Dec. 2020.

Schmeder, Andrew W., and D. McPherson. "Optical filters affecting color vision in a desired manner and design method thereof by non-linear optimization." U.S. Patent No. 10,606,100. 31 Mar. 2020.

Schmeder, Andrew W., and D. McPherson. "Optical filters affecting color vision in a desired manner and design method thereof by non-linear optimization." U.S. Patent No. 10,606,101. 31 Mar. 2020.

Schmeder, Andrew W., and D. McPherson. "Multi-band Color Vision Filters and Method by LP-optimization." U.S. Patent No. 10,338,286. 2 Jul. 2019.

EnChroma Cracks the Color Code, M Mattison-Shupnick, A Schmeder, 20/20 Magazine - 2018

EnChroma's Accidental Spectacles find Niche Among the Colorblind, New York Times, April 2015

Wessel, David, et al. "Hearing aid fitting procedure and processing based on subjective space representation." U.S. Patent No. 9,699,576. 4 Jul. 2017.

Wessel, David, et al. "Hearing aid fitting procedure and processing based on subjective space representation." U.S. Patent No. 8,135,138. 13 Mar. 2012.

Freed, Adrian, John MacCallum, and Andrew Schmeder. "Composability for Musical Gesture Signal Processing using new OSC-based Object and Functional Programming Extensions to Max/MSP." NIME. 2011.

Peters, Nils, and Andrew W. Schmeder. "Beamforming using a spherical microphone array based on legacy microphone characteristics." Proc. of the International Conference on Spatial Audio (ICSA). 2011.

Freed, Adrian, John MacCallum, and Andrew Schmeder. "Dynamic, Instance-based, object-oriented programming in Max/MSP using open sound control message delegation." ICMC. 2011.

Spherical Directivity Resonance Synthesis, A Schmeder, Ambisonics Symposium, Paris, France, 2010

Freed, Adrian, et al. "Visualizations and Interaction Strategies for Hybridization Interfaces." NIME. Vol. 10. 2010.

Schmeder, A., A. Freed, and D. Wessel. "Best Practices for Open Sound Control In: Linux Audio Conference." Utrecht, NL (2010).

Schmeder, Andrew, and Adrian Freed. "Support Vector Machine Learning for Gesture Signal Estimation with a Piezo-Resistive Fabric Touch Surface." NIME. 2010.

MacCallum, John, and Andrew Schmeder. "Timewarp: a graphical tool for the control of polyphonic smoothly varying tempos." ICMC. 2010.

Freed, A., and A. Schmeder. "Features and Future of Open Sound Control version 1. 1." Proceedings of the 2009 New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) Conference. 2009.

MacCallum, John, Andrew Schmeder, and David Wessel. "Timbral Migration: Stochastic Processes for the Control of Smooth Spectral Transformation." ICMC. 2009.

Freed, Adrian, et al. "Musical applications and design techniques for the gametrak tethered spatial position controller." Proceedings of the 6th Sound and Music Computing Conference. 2009.

Schmeder, Andrew. "An exploration of design parameters for human-interactive systems with compact spherical loudspeaker arrays." Ambisonics Symposium. 2009.

Schmeder, Andrew, and Adrian Freed. "A Low-level Embedded Service Architecture for Rapid DIY Design of Real-time Musical Instruments." NIME. 2009.

Schmeder, Andrew. "Efficient gesture storage and retrieval for multiple applications using a relational data model of open sound control." ICMC. 2009.

Zotter, Franz, Hannes Pomberger, and Andrew Schmeder. "Efficient directivity pattern control for spherical loudspeaker arrays." Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123.5 (2008): 3643.

Schmeder, Andrew, and Adrian Freed. "uOSC: The Open Sound Control Reference Platform for Embedded Devices." NIME. 2008.

Schmeder, Andy, and Adrian Freed. "Implementation and Applications of Open Sound Control Timestamps." ICMC. 2008.

Schmeder, Andy. "Everything you ever wanted to know about Open Sound Control." Center for New Music and Audio Technologies, University of California, Berkeley, Tech. Rep (2008).

Zotter, Franz, Andrew Schmeder, and Markus Noisternig. "Crosstalk cancellation for spherical loudspeaker arrays." 34th German Annual Conference on Acoustics (DAGA 08). 2008.

Freed, Adrian, Andy Schmeder, and Franz Zotter. "Applications of environmental sensing for spherical loudspeaker arrays." IASTED Signal and Image Processing (2008).

Schwenke, Roger, et al. "Room acoustics measurements with an approximately spherical source of 120 drivers." The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 123.5 (2008): 3771-3771.

Schmeder, Andrew, et al. "CNMAT Information Infrastructure." ICMC. 2007.

Wessel, D., et al. "Optimizing hearing aids for music listening." 19th International Congress on Acoustics. 2007.

Freed, Adrian, Andy Schmeder, and Michael Zbyszynski. "Open Sound Control--A flexible protocol for sensor networking." (Long. Beach. Calif) (2007).

Schmeder, A. W., and M. Wright. "A query system for Open Sound Control." Draft Proposal, July (2004).

Schmeder, Andrew. "Mapping Spectral Frames to Pitch with the Support Vector Machine." ICMC. 2004.