Curt White

Wearable Device Developer

Child Mind Institute

Curt White is a wearable device developer in the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute, where he designs, builds, writes software for and conducts research with wearable devices and other medical device hardware. Curt’s work focuses on gesture recognition, biosensors, biofeedback, data analysis, mobile application development and wearable device prototyping. Curt has over eight years of experience in electronic device development, including a wearable vestibular prosthesis fall prevention device and prosthetic hand.

Previously Curt worked as a web developer, as Directory of Technology at the Mental Health Association of Virginia, and at a startup focused on matching resumes to job listings using machine learning and natural language analysis. While at MHAV Curt developed an online learning and document creation program for Psychiatric Advance Directives. Curt was actively involved in lobbying for Medicaid compensation for mental health peer supporters and funding for the James City County Mental Health Court and prison diversion program. He managed a partnership between MHAV and a University of Virginia MacArthur grant funded study of Psychiatric Advance Directives. Curt has been actively involved in grassroots mental health activism including peer support group facilitation.