WORKING TO EXTEND HEALTHY COGNITIVE LIFESPANS
The brain is the body's most important organ....
But we don't treat it that way.
Most neurological issues are diagnosed with structural imaging, subjective tests and symptom reporting. These are woefully inadequate measures of how the brain functions.
RENITA Medical provides brain health analysis reports to consumers for definitive answers regarding their brain and mental health based on their own brain activity and cognitive function.
BRAIN HEALTH DESERVES STATE-OF-THE-ART ATTENTION
We combine measures of cognitive function backed by 25+ years of scientific research and regulatory approved state-of-the-art neuroimaging to measure and record brain activity – clear, unbiased and objective data that is unique to every brain.
PROACTIVE BRAIN HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Monitoring and analyzing objective functional brain data is the best way to identify issues as early as possible to allow for a proactive brain health management approach.
A spectrum of different functional brain impairments can be detected when brain activity is monitored consistently.
Routine monitoring allows for early detection and optimal therapeutic or pharmacological intervention to preserve or even prevent decline of cognitive health.
RENITA is currently in development and enrolling beta users by invitation only at selected sites
Meet The Founders
Scientific Advisory Board
VP of Medical Programs
Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley
The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Elena Boto
Physicist, Imaging Systems
University of Nottingham
Dr. Karolina Urban
Dr. Jing Zhang
Dr. Ben Dunkley is a Scientist in Diagnostic Imaging and the Neurosciences and Mental Health Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. He is also an Assistant Professor in Medical Imaging / Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto. Dr. Dunkley has his PhD from Cardiff University, UK, and he completed his postdoctoral training at SickKids. He studies neural circuits in health and disease using multimodal imaging, including MEG. Dr. Dunkley is particularly interested in the impact of trauma on neural systems and cognitive functioning, and how ‘invisible’ injuries, like concussion and PTSD, can be detected and eventually treated using advanced neuroimaging like MEG and neurostimulation. He has worked extensively with the Canadian Armed Forces and was the 2017 recipient of the Banting Award for Military Health Research from CIMVHR.
Dr. Elena Boto graduated in Physics from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid in 2014, and has a Ph.D. in Medical Physics from the University of Nottingham. Her thesis was awarded the Institute of Physics’ Medical Physics Group Ph.D. prize. Elena has authored many seminal papers which have led the neuroscience community to consider wearable magnetoencephalography (MEG) based on optically-pumped magnetometers (OPMs), as a viable alternative to the current state of the art. By the final year of her Ph.D., Elena had pioneered the construction of a unique MEG system that could record brain activity while a subject moves. Dr. Elena Boto is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Cerca Magnetics, whose aim is to commercialise the wearable OPM-MEG system based on the research in which she has been involved.
Machine & Deep Learning
The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Zhang obtained his PhD degree in biology at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, Canada. During his post-doctoral research at Royal Military College of Canada, he focused on bioinformatics and high-throughput data mining for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Zhang’s area of expertise is in developing and implementing artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms for MEG neuroimaging data mining, bioinformatics and multi-modal data integration and modelling. Dr. Zhang’s research provides insight into translating modern data science and biological domain knowledge into client-facing informatics solutions, and AI-assisted decision-making for biomedical applications.
Dr. Karolina Urban is the Vice President of Medical Programs at Canadian Biopharmaceutical company Avicanna where she is responsible for managing and developing research and clinical partnerships. Karolina obtained her MSc in Neurosciences from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Her PhD was in Rehabilitation Sciences and Neurosciences at the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada focusing on neuroimaging and brain injury. She is a former professional hockey player winning the Clarkson Cup Champion in 2018 in the Canadian Women Professional Hockey League and, for 3 years, was captain of her varsity hockey team at the University of Toronto. Karolina continues to be actively involved in female hockey serving as director of player development for the Etobicoke Dolphins.