ABOUT US


IDEA BEHIND SynPhNeTM

THE DREAM

Research has shown that people who are empowered heal better and live better lives. Our dream is to use effective technologies, modern science and ancient wisdom to empower people worldwide in their quest for better health and fulfilled, independent lives.


THE IDEA

SynPhNe Poster2 Understanding the buzzzzz within…

SynPhNe (an abbreviation for Synergistic Physio Neuro platform) can serve as a technology platform for every medicine system in the world, while being antagonistic to none. It directs the attention to the individual, to make him/her empowered and aware of their own power to retain or regain well being using principles of neuroplasticity and self-regulation, and to call on them to take charge of their own health. That is really the ideal – conscious or unconscious – of every system of medicine.

SynPhNe works with the most fundamental and measurable signals that our body and mind give out continuously, the electrical bio-signals in the muscles, heart and brain. These signals are a treasure trove of knowledge about our own health, resilience to stress, resistance to relaxation and chances of recovery from disability. Once upon a time, reading these signals was a complex issue but technology has now made it possible for anyone to see, read, understand and use these to augment self-regulation and self-healing. It is the new, emerging language of human health, which everyone must learn and benefit from.


THE EMPOWERMENT

3 pillars of sustainabilityThe Three Pillars Model

The Three Pillar model of sustainable health through empowerment is adapted from the model of sustainable development proposed by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and Dr. S.P. Singh from India. The SynPhNe system has been designed to support all three pillars, namely

Physical Connectivity

The wearable SynPhNe device reads electrical activity in the brain, heart and musculature and makes us aware of changes occurring inside our bodies. These signals can be analyzed to understand, monitor and possibly predict pathways to ill-health, disease as well as recovery and well-being. It can be used as a powerful training tool for people to self-manage their health.

Electronic Connectivity

Patients or care givers often need the advice of experts, physicians and their friends. Mobile phone connectivity allows us to nowadays reach people in remote locations cheaply and easily via messaging and data. The SynPhNe device is built around a GSM platform to allow you to share information and connect with experts anytime, anywhere.

Knowledge Connectivity

Empowerment comes from following twin goals in life – Our own growth and the growth of others. This can be facilitated by building and sustaining a community which actively participates and helps each other by information sharing, knowledge creation, discussions and events.


PEOPLE BEHIND SynPhNeTM


MANAGEMENT TEAM
  • Dr. Subhasis Banerji
    Founder Inventor
    Managing Director

    Subhasis has over 20 years of experience in developing cutting-edge technology, 5 years of practicing therapy and 10 years in clinical research. His diverse background led him to invent and commercialize the world’s first fully wearable and connected brain plasticity training tool that trains Brain and Body as parts of ONE system. SynPhNe is the outcome of his PhD (Biomechatronics) study. He is involved in research in biomechanics, neuroplasticity, movement analysis, learning mechanisms and ageing. He has been a yoga and martial arts practitioner for the past 25 years.

  • Dr. John Heng
    Founder Inventor
    Director

    John is currently faculty at School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Division of Mechatronics and Design, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore since 1999. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineeing from Glasgow Univsity (1990), Master and Ph.D. degrees from the Strathclyde Unversity (1991, 1995) respectively. His research interests include rehabiliation, actuated orthoses, multi level haptic interface, systems design, walking machines and autonomous vehicles. He is a committee member of the Singapore IMechE Branch and is Vice President of the Singapore Robotics Games Society.

  • Tarun Mathur
    Director
    Strategy & Alliances
    Productization

    Tarun is a senior and experienced business executive with in-depth experience and understanding of South Asia, ASEAN, China and Japan markets. He has run P&L responsibilities, Sales, Business Development, Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances, New Product Development, Distribution, Delivery and Customer Service organizations.

  • Abhijeet Pandit
    Director/CEO Synphne India Pvt Ltd.
    Marketing & Franchise Development

    Qualified as a Production Engineer and MBA, Abhijeet has more than 26 years of Marketing experience. This career spans Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing, Strategic Planning & Customer Relationship Management in acclaimed Indian and International Companies such as TATA Motors, Nissan Motor Company & Al-Futtaim Honda. He has helped develop markets from scratch in many countries including India, Sultanate of Oman, U.A.E, Switzerland and Japan. Having managed multi-million dollar businesses abroad, Abhijeet returned to India in 2013 as Group CEO of Autohangar India Private Limited managing retail operations of International brands namely Mercedes Benz, AMG, Honda, Lamborghini and Indian Motorcycles.


CLINICIAN ADVISORS

Dr. Paolo Bonato

Chief Scientific Advisor
Director,
Motion Analysis Laboratory,
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital,
Boston, USA

Dr. Effie Chew

Chief Clinician Advisor,
Singapore
Consultant,
Rehabilitation Medicine,
Division of Neurology,
National University
Hospital, Singapore

Dr. Alakananda Banerjee

Chief Clinician Advisor,
India
Chairperson,
Dharma Foundation
of India,
Kolkata, India
ex-Max Healthcare,
Apollo Hospitals, Fortis

Sharon Gerken

Clinician Advisor,
Founder,
Dyslexiasouthafrica.com,
Durban, South Africa


STRATEGIC BUSINESS ADVISORS
  • Venkatraman (Thyagi) Thyagarajan
    Mentorship
    Market strategy
    Company building
    Social Impact

    Thyagi, an alumni of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. After nine years in sales and marketing, he went global as Marketing Consultant for Glaxo Spain for operations in Europe and then Marketing Director for the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe. As Managing Director of Glaxo India, and later Area Director of GlaxoWellcome Asia Pacific, he successfully architected the company’s radical transformation. He is currently Independent Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Tata Consultancy Services Ltd; Varian Medical Systems Inc, U.S.A., Murugappa Group of Companies, GlaxoSmithKline. He has also served on the board of International Enterprise Singapore.

  • Ravi Kichloo
    Supply Chain & Manufacturing
    Community Rehab
    Social Impact

    Ravi, an alumni of BITS Pilani, India and Wharton Business School, USA, is a business leader and industry veteran with extensive global experience in India, Asia Pacific & the US Markets. Ravi has recently retired as Senior Vice President from Avnet, where he worked for over 20 years in various roles in India, Singapore and United States contributing significantly to the growth of the company.

  • Satish Menon
    Investor,
    Digital business,
    Customer Experience

    Satish has over 20 years of global industry experience and, until recently, was Global Lead on Digital (Internet and Mobile) Strategy and Customer insight-led Internet and Mobile initiatives across global businesses and geographies at ANZ. He was earlier with Citibank where he was responsible for growth ventures in the Asia Pacific Region including venture investing in “next generation ” application companies in the Mobile and Internet industries.

  • Sanjay Saini
    Investor,
    Market Development,
    Data Analytics

    Sanjay has over 25 years of experience spanning Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Demand Sensing and Shaping Applications, Data Analytics, Enterprise Solutions and real time manufacturing intelligence. He is currently managing Value Chain Planning Sales Consulting for Asia Pacific in one of the world’s largest technology companies, creating and executing go to market strategy for products across APAC region.

  • Leif Sloan
    Strategy – Intellectual Property

    Leif has been a guiding light for SynPhNe in its quest to establish state-of-art. His industry knowledge and advice has greatly contributed to a more market relevant design of the technology initiatives around SynPhNe. He has been an intellectual property lawyer for many years with clients in Asia, Europe and the USA. His inputs have enabled the SynPhNe technology team to establish a robust IP strategy.

  • Himanshu Banerjee
    Strategy – Consumer & Lease Finance
    Social Impact

    Himanshu Banerjee was responsible for the structuring and growth of Tata Finance in its inception years. He later served a large manufacturing and trading business group as Finance Head in UAE for 20 years.
    Under his guidance, SynPhNe has entered into partnerships with financial innovators in the microfinance and consumer loans space to drive its social mission of bringing SynPhNe to the poorest of poor patients in a financially sustainable manner. He has also helped conceptualize the “Crowd-Innovation-Technology Matrix Model” for integrating community healthcare with income generation.


OTHER BUSINESS ADVISORS

Isay Lifshitz

Investor,
Funding Raising,
Strategic Alliances -EU,
South America

Matthias Plattner

Investor,
Funding Raising,
Strategic Alliances -EU

Deepak Ramanathan

Investor,
Data Analytics,
Data scaling

Harish Menon

Investor,
Funding Raising,
Strategic Alliances
Global branding

Hemanshu Doshi

Investor, Funding Raising,
Alliances-USA


OPERATIONS TEAM

P. Ponvignesh
Lead – Technology & Architecture

Ponvignesh joined the SynPhNe team as a technical lead and is driving the technology prototype development, design documentation and performance validation. He is from an electronics background with a Masters degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has several years of industry experience in project management capacities. He enjoys cooking and dabbling in gaming and software.

Daphne Menezes
Lead – Training and Service Delivery

Daphne joined the SynPhNe team as a clinical research associate while pursuing her Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is currently the lead clinical trial coordinator and is driving the training and service delivery process. She enjoys music, travelling, arts and crafts, cooking and volunteering for the elderly.

Srividya Kannan
Project Manager

Steven Lee
Community Ambassador
(Stroke Survivor)

Sundar N
Data Analytics,
Research

Dorothy Wi
Marketing Executive

Derek Shim
Manufacturing & Testing