“Alan Macy: Scientist, Entrepreneur, and Visionary Community Builder”
ALAN MACY (credit: Paul Wellman)
The Santa Barbara Independent honored Alan Macy as a Local Hero.
“What makes Macy a Santa Barbara Independent Local Hero is the combination of vision, generosity, and persistence he has shown in bringing creative people together and in crafting innovative venues for them to collaborate.
…For this, and for his calm, lucid, enthusiastic participation in the life of our community over four decades, we name Alan Macy a Local Hero.”
Awards were presented at a luncheon on November 30th, while Macy was away presenting at a Technology Conference in Turkey.
Alan Macy is currently the Research and Development Director, past President, and a founder of BIOPAC Systems, Inc. He designs data collection and analysis systems, used by researchers in the life sciences, that help identify meaningful interpretations from signals produced by life processes. Trained in electrical engineering and physiology, with over 30 years of product development experience, he is currently focusing on psychophysiology, emotional and motivational state measurements, magnetic resonance imaging and augmented/virtual reality implementations.
To learn more about Macy’s local contributions, click below to read the full Local Heroes story:
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