Siva Nadarajah, President and Co-Founder, JOGO Health, A Digital Therapeutics Co
Siva Nadarajah is the president & co-founder of JOGO Health, a digital therapeutics company that uses variable sensors and artificial intelligence to treat stroke and Parkinson’s disease and chronic lower back pain, and urinary incontinence.
We have often read about the untapped potential of the human brain. On the other hand, technology with virtual reality and artificial intelligence are playing an enormous role in development in almost every field.
What if technology comes up to train the brain and rewire it to treat conditions like Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, and other such neuromuscular problems? Today, we provide you with such technology developed by JOGO health, a virtual first company, where treatments are primarily provided via telemedicine.
About Siva Nadarajah
Siva Nadarajah is the president & co-founder of JOGO Health, a digital therapeutics company that uses variable sensors and artificial intelligence to treat stroke and Parkinson’s disease and chronic lower back pain, and urinary incontinence. He is also the author of two books. Tune in to get fascinated by how technology and the brain, when combined, can lead to wonderful results.
JOGO health is Siva’s second venture. He recalls his first venture, which was software to detect the side effects of drugs used by pharmaceutical companies. His venture got a quick success and was acquired by one of the largest clinical research organizations, IQVIA. His product has been used by Moderna and Pfizer to monitor the COVID-19 vaccine side effects.
While working at IQVIA, he met researchers from New York University who were developing sensors for the body to recover from neuromuscular conditions.
Fascinated by neuroplasticity and the experience of working on digital therapeutics, he joined JOGO. JOGO is derived from Joe and Gordon – Dr. Joe Brudny, and Dr. Gordon Silverman of New York University’s Rusk Rehabilitation Center and Rockefeller University, respectively.
Siva narrates several successful incidents where patients and some were his relatives who were treated for Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, and cerebral palsy pains. Amazed by the success of the treatments, Siva joined in to take the company out of the lab and launched it during the pandemic.
Siva defines chronic pain as, “A brain issue, which thinks you some problem and it keeps building muscle tension in the body.”
Neuromuscular Conditions & JOGO Health App
Siva explains, “Your brain controls the muscle. Sometimes, your brain and muscles have accidents. Physical therapy would fix it. But the brain has residual thinking that I had pain, it is a neurological problem, not a disease. It creates anxiety and is a vicious cycle.”
He talks about an article from Lancet, a medical journal, that you cannot treat chronic pain with medicine.
Siva further talks about JOGO’s products, where one wears a small sensor on the body. He explains, “It reads the electric signals from the muscle, and it communicates it to the app. That app trains the brain.”
He compares this science with meditation, which trains our body and brain for behavioral changes.
More About JOGO
JOGO products are FDA cleared. He explains that the products are based on science which has always existed.
He further explains the power of the brain through an example of London taxi drivers who need to memorize the London map. Siva talks about piloting the project in Chennai in India and have treated close to 5,000 patients since we launched,
Siva is the President and Co-Founder of JOGO Health, headquartered in USA. JOGO Health is a digital therapeutics company that uses wearable sensors and AI to treat stroke, Parkinson’s disease, chronic lower back pain and urinary incontinence.
Siva has over 23 years of experience in healthcare. His previous venture, an AI based drug and vaccine safety monitoring platform was acquired by IQVIA, a $50B clinical research organization, where he served as a global head and general manager for six years. Siva’s previous platform is currently used to monitor Covid vaccine safety by companies like Pfizer and Moderna.