🧠🔑 LYNX: a backend data management system for real-time biometric user data collected through wearables and interfaces

Part 1 - Proposal Submission (Mandatory)


All human wearable data will be owned and controlled by individual users through privacy-preserving infrastructure, which will power safe and rewarding user experiences, including within and beyond the metaverse.

Description of the project and what problem is it solving:

LYNX is a backend data management system for real-time biometric user data collected through wearables and interfaces (including brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), fitness trackers and eye-tracking technologies). LYNX is able to amalgamate data from multiple wearables to create a true “digital twin”. Users retain ownership over their raw data, while compute-to-data technology on Ocean ensures safe interactions with third parties — including independent algorithm providers to revolutionise wearable UX, and Web3 marketplaces for tokenised rewards.

Grant Deliverables:

  • [ ] Obtain feedback on our draft ‘lite’ paper from 15-20 people (including outreach and engagement with BCI, bio-hacker, neuroethics and Web3 communities)
  • [ ] Iterate ‘lite’ paper based on this feedback and publish on our website
  • [ ] Create ‘lite’ paper open feedback survey and circulate to relevant communities for extensive crowd-sourced feedback, FAQs and community building
  • [ ] Grow “Neuroverse” Telegram group (our early community) by >50%. New members to include people with aligned expertise (e.g. Web3 + AI, neuroethics, biohackers, BCI engineers)

Which category best describes your project? Pick one.

  • [ ] Build / improve applications or integrations to Ocean
  • [x] Outreach / community / spread awareness (grants don’t need to be technical in nature)
  • [ ] Unleash data
  • [ ] Build / improve core Ocean software
  • [ ] Improvements to OceanDAO

Which Fundamental Metric best describes your project? Pick one.

  • [ ] Data Consume Volume
  • [ ] Datatoken Contracts
  • [ ] Total Value Locked
  • [x] Network Revenue
  • [ ] Market WAU (Weekly market participants in Ocean Market or across all data markets)
  • [ ] $ Proposed / $ Funded (Your project helps generate, and fund more proposals)
  • [ ] Other. Explain…

What is the final product?:

A privacy-preserving backend data management system for real-time biometric user data collected through interfaces and wearables, with access to a marketplace of algorithms for analysing this data, combined with safe two-way interactions with third parties (from metaverse experiences to “digital medicine”) and the potential for tokenised rewards.

How does this project drive value to the “fundamental metric” (listed above) and the overall Ocean ecosystem?

According to the “value add criteria”, the project will drive ocean usage (1), add to community activeness (2), and add value to the community/ecosystem (3). In summary:

  • The project will drive new users to Ocean protocol for the purpose of analysis of their raw wearable data (via compute-to-data AI algorithms).
  • These same users can then share this analysed data (e.g. labels or tags) with third parties through Ocean in return for rewards and/or experiences.
  • Third-parties that will be driven to Ocean protocol to consume wearable data may include gaming companies (e.g. for enhanced UX), health tracker and “digital medicine” companies, and any company looking to investigate user experience (e.g. from hotels to film producers).
  • Independent AI algorithm developers and small AI companies will be driven to Ocean protocol as they will be able to offer their algorithms directly to wearable users through our product.

Funding Requested:

USD$3000 (New Project)

Proposal Wallet Address:


Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant (Y/N)? N - not for this project

Team Website (if applicable): phas3.io

Twitter Handle (if applicable): @XandraMcC @Shamburgularara

Discord Handle (if applicable): xandra#1434 Shamburgularara#7217

Project lead Contact Email: alexandra@phas3.io

Country of Residence: Hong Kong

Part 2 - Team

Core Team

For each team member, give their name, role and background such as the following.

Sarah Hamburg

Alexandra McCarroll


Ruben Amenyogbo

  • Role : Mentor | Engineering PhD (Cambridge) | Serial Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist
  • Linkedin : https://www.linkedin.com/in/rgjamenyogbo/
  • Background/Experience:
    • Ecosystem Growth at Protocol Labs
    • Core & Founding Team at BCG Green Ventures
    • Mentor at Techstars

Part 3 - Proposal Details (Recommended)

Project Deliverables - Category:

  • Revised lite paper will be published on our website.
  • More than 6 people from niche communities will be added to our Telegram group.

Project Deliverables - Roadmap



After Stage 0

Stage 1: Research

  1. Technical research to validate the accuracy and latency of compute-to-data analysis on real-time streamed data
  • Analysis and appropriate technical stack to build data infrastructure
  • Data market analysis
  • Design & build a proof-of-concept for user research
  1. User research to identify early adopter market segment (e.g. performance enhancement)
  • User interviews will be conducted with 50-100 participants to understand different market segments and thus identify early adopters to target (the initial piece of research will cover the research design and the first 10 user interviews, before the programme is then further expanded)
  • Examples include: professional gamers, athletes, “biohackers”, and high-pressure occupations (e.g. high frequency traders).
  1. Explore both B2C and B2B revenue streams
  • B2C: As part of the user research protocol, participants will be asked about their current and estimated reasonable future spending on wearable technology.
  • B2B: Wearable companies will be interviewed to investigate partnership opportunities.
  1. Market Research
  • Explore existing solutions.
  • Identify gaps in the market.
  • Carry out RAID analysis.

Stage 2: Prototype Development

After research has been concluded;

  1. Build prototype
  • Contract developer(s) and designer(s) to help build out product from data gathered in step 1.
  1. User test prototype with market segments identified and gather feedback for iteration for MVP development

Stage 3: MVP Development

After prototype development has been concluded;

  1. Raise capital
  2. Hire & train development team
  3. Build MVP and release to early adopters for feedback

Additional Information

  • Both Alexandra and Sarah have worked and completed multiple grants with Opscientia (Project Coral).
  • LYNX has been granted $5000 from the Filecoin foundation for initial user research work.
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Hi @XandraMcC

Thank you for applying for R12! We have registered your proposal and everything looks good!

We have attempted to make your first grant easy to earn (you are registered in the New Entrant Earmark) however I would also recommend one, or all of the following to increase support:

  1. Saying hi to the community in #ocean-dao Discord Channel and sharing your proposal.
  2. Dropping a line by the #project-guiding Discord channel.
  3. Perhaps attend a Project-Guiding WorkGroup meeting on Mondays.
  4. Or organize a chat in case you have any questions / want to have your project reviewed and receive support.

All the best!


Hi there,

For transparency, starting R12, all proposals will have to be funded within 2 weeks of winning a grant.

The funding deadline is December 27th 23:59 GMT.

You can read our wiki and how to submit a funding request to learn more.

Your vision for human wearable data is one that is really important and exciting. There’s currently very little interoperability between health tech sensors and interfaces, and Web3 is a big part of the solution in my opinion. It’s been a pleasure brainstorming with you in our meetings and I love the way you both think. I hope we can work on some collaborations in future. Data science hacking for BCI data on Ocean = :exploding_head:



  • [x] Our Telegram group has increased by over 50% in the last month (from 13 to 20 members) and includes AI specialists, BCI specialists, medical professionals, academics, UX researchers, and engineers.

  • [x] We have written v2 of our ‘lite’ paper after some very positive and constructive feedback from our professional network. We received over 20 feedback responses which will shape our user and market research going forward. Available at https://docs.lynx.phas3.io/.

  • [x] We have developed our revised roadmap and made this available at https://docs.lynx.phas3.io/roadmap.

  • [x] We had made our Twitter account @LYNX_Technology

  • [x] A survey has been designed, developed and ready to distribute to gather market feedback and gauge interest in our product.

  • [x] We have set up relationships with Data Union, Algovera, Brains@Play, and Healthcare_data_guild.


Hi @XandraMcC,

Thank you for submitting an update for your previous proposal!

I am a [Project-Guiding Evaluator]
(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kw4UwJHZaCf5PKvU3ONoN5nSj-r5zZAX2KJCqzJFT7M/edit#) and have assigned myself to help you.

Your Grant Deliverables have been reviewed and look to be in good condition. I have also looked at your Project Standing, it looks to be in good condition and ready to apply for another grant.

I would like to thank you for your positive contributions to the Ocean Ecosystem and I look forward to reviewing future proposals from your project.

All the best!

  • Prakash