🧠🔑 LYNX: backend data management for real-time biometric user data

*Part 1 - Proposal Submission (Mandatory)

Name of Project: LYNX

Proposal in one sentence:

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: (Provide us with a check-boxed list of deliverables for the funding provided.)

  • [ ] Obtain feedback on ‘lite’ paper v2 from targeted specialist individuals (e.g. neuroethics professors). For this, we will need to reach beyond our current professional network to identify these skill sets (written for grant 12).
  • [ ] Distribute and analyse feedback from surveys (created for grant 12).
  • [ ] User interviews will be conducted with a targeted group of participants and businesses to understand different market segments and thus identify early adopters to target.
  • [ ] Publish FAQs in our documentation (docs.lynx.phas3.io/faq) that arise through the above feedback steps.
  • [ ] Add definitions for jargon/technical terms in a ‘Glossary’ (docs.lynx.phas3.io/glossary).
  • [ ] Design and create unique LYNX branding to help communicate our project to a wider audience.
  • [ ] Plan Hackathon with Algovera.

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? This is best expressed as Expected ROI, details here.

According to the “value add criteria”, the project will drive ocean usage (1), add to community activeness (3), and add value to the community/ecosystem (4). 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: (Amount of USD your team is requesting - see the available funding levels here)

USD$10,000

Proposal Wallet Address: (must have minimum 500 OCEAN in wallet to be eligible. This wallet is where you will receive the grant amount if selected).

0xAda02482517b71210FF58Dd9dC20E938C87C1524

Have you previously received an OceanDAO Grant (Y/N)? Y

Team Website (if applicable): phas3.io

Twitter Handle (if applicable): @LYNX_Technology

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

Advisors

Ruben Amenyogbo

  • Role : Mentor | Engineering (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:

  • Carry out 5-10 user or B2B interviews.
  • Publish survey & v2 feedback.
  • Publish FAQs & Glossary in our documentation.
  • Have LYNX branding on our website & socials.
  • Plan Hackathon with Algovera

Project Deliverables - Roadmap:

Done?

  • [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.

Roadmap:

Next in our journey is the ‘Problem Validation’ stage, which requires user research. This will be funded by grant 13. Please see a more comprehensive team roadmap at https://docs.lynx.phas3.io/roadmap.

User research (Funded by grant 13)

  • Research will include gathering and consolidating feedback from a survey on our ‘lite’ paper.
  • User interviews will be conducted with a targeted group of participants to understand different market segments and thus identify early adopters to target.

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.
  • LYNX was granted $3000 in grant round 12.
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Hi @XandraMcC

Thank you for submitting your proposal for R-13!

I am a Project-Guiding Evaluator and have assigned myself to help you.

I have reviewed your proposal and would like to thank you for your participation inside of the Ocean Ecosystem!

As a recurring participant, your project looks promising and I believe it’s aligned with the evaluation criteria of generating positive value(https://github.com/oceanprotocol/oceandao/wiki/project-criteria) towards the Ocean Ecosystem and the W3SL:

  1. Usage of Ocean - In terms of building effective solutions to guard sensitive data and provide data-sovereignty
  2. Viability - in terms of enabling Ocean’s C2D stack to good effect
  3. Community active-ness - Being an active community member & also making collaborations with other community members
  4. Adding value to the community - As being part of successful project core groups previously

Based on the reasons above, I am in support of your project and proposal. I look forward to continuing providing support and feedback to your project, and you can expect to receive a positive vote from me during the upcoming voting period.

All the best!

  • Prakash
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Hello @XandraMcC,

Please notice that we are updating the funding process for R13 and there are important things for you to know. We will be deploying an update to the Ocean Website, where you will be able to claim your grant on your own time.
Funding the smart contract may take ~2 days after Voting Ends. There will still be a funding deadline of 2 weeks to claim your grant.
You will need a web3 wallet + Airtable to complete the process. Grant requests via request.finance will be deprecated.

You can find all instructions here: https://github.com/oceanprotocol/oceandao/wiki/Request-Grant-Guidelines
You will have until January 10th to update your proposal with all required fields.

Please let us know if you experience any issues or bugs. You can also submit tickets to Github and ping us inside of ocean-dao-engineering for any help. Thank you!

I am looking forward to continue to work with your team - so far I am always blown away by your energy and your enthusiasm.

You have my support!

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Hi @berkay,

I’m not sure if I am too late but here are the details:

  • Project lead full name: Alexandra McCarroll
  • Email address: alexandra@phas3.io
  • Your country: Hong Kong
  • Description of grant reason:
    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).
  • Funding requested (USD): 10,000
  • ETH Wallet address: 0xAda02482517b71210FF58Dd9dC20E938C87C1524
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Hello @XandraMcC,

I hope the claim process is getting sorted. In case of any doubts, feel free to use the #Ocean-DAO channel as things get addressed.

In the meantime, As part of the Project Guiding - Working Group [PG-WG], We would like to congratulate on your sustained interest in the OceanDAO and for winning the R13 grant.

We also encourage you to be part of our PG-WG Guiding group as an Attendee as well as being part of guiding the newcomers of PG-WG and OceanDAO. Say hello to us at https://discord.gg/kujC2QK9 #Project-Guiding and refer to the pinned messages to find more information regarding the WG.

You could also be part of async discussions by interacting on the Project-Guiding Discord channel

Regards,

Prakash