When choosing the IRB route, we allow the institute to own the data, run their analysis on their own and publish it as they please. We are now in the process of doing so, but as we wanted to have full control over the data and, develop the analysis method, explore different signal processing algorithms, we wanted to have full control over the process at the phase we were at. Now, we are ready to move forward, run the IRB and publish the data in a scientific paper.
Rest assure that every analysis we have done, was openly shared with the scientists of each institution, and we are continuing our work with those scientists to publish the research as a next step.
In the meantime, we put our research out in the open, and welcome any feedback, striving to be challenged so we can strengthen the science and make sure our future research cover more scenarios and conditions the device should deal with.
For more information you can read the letter from both parties here.