I am co-founder of Biosense Technologies, a medical device startup focusing on point of care non-invasive diagnostics for the developing world. Biosense aims to provide usable, affordable, non-invasive anemia screening tools to empower global maternal and infant health programs.
In the past, I have worked at Mckinsey & Company as a business consultant. I have also been a researcher at MIT as part of the team that conceptualized and built the Copenhagen Wheel, demoed at the United Nations Climate Summit '09. I am an electrical engineer who likes to play with anything with wheels. I have a PhD from IIM-Calcutta, where, apart from studying balance sheets and suchlike, I tried to figure out, as part of my doctoral research, how Wikipedia works so darn well.
Areas of Expertise
Entrepeneurship, Consultant Busines, Engineer, Systems Analysis & Design, Electric bicycles, Medical Device
An idea worth spreading
Democratize healthcare! Imagine a world where EVERYONE with the need has access to diagnostics, medical advice and treatment. Imagine medical advice being given reliably and affordably, on mobile phones and even vital blood tests being performed without needles, without pain, at minimal cost. TECHNOLOGY is already making this vision possible - and we are moving into a world of accessible, affordable, non-invasive healthcare. Biosense's first step in this direction is the launch of ToucHb, a revolutionary new medical technology that uses optical prinicples to perform blood constituent analysis. ToucHb diagnoses anemia, measures hemoglobin, oxygen saturation and heart rate - by shining light through the user's finger nail. It consists of a finger probe and a smart phone to scan, process, display, store and send the data. 1 million mothers and children die globally each year of undiagnosed anemia, in low resource settings. ToucHb will help reduce this number.
I'm passionate about
I am passionate about technology (preferably, with wheels!), startups (preferably, with an idea to change the world!) and football (specifically, Liverpool F.C).
Talk to me about
Technology, Startups, Medical Devices, Electric Vehicles, Venture Capital, Business Modeling, Consulting, PhD, Wikipedia, Network Science, the English Premier League!
People don't know I'm good at
Beatbox. Or playing as "Newport County" in Football Manager and winning the Champions League...
My TED story
Ask me my story 1:1 when we meet.