Meet Our Team
CEO & Co-Founder
M.Sc.&B.Sc. in Bio-Medical Engineering, MBA Big data and finance &accounting, Tel-Aviv University.
10 years of experience in medical device and pharmaceutical industry, Technology transfer and global system development and implementation in leading companies.
Ofer Barnea, PhD
CSO (Chief Scientific Officer)
Ofer Barnea, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Tel Aviv University. He was the chairman of the department for six years and the director the Ela Kodesz Institute. His research areas include analysis of physiological systems, medical signal processing, and cardiovascular dynamics. He has published over 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and represented Israel at the International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering for four years. For over eight years, Prof Barnea has been a member in different committees at the Chief Scientist's Office. He has also been involved with medical companies and was the inventor and founder of Barnev Inc. Ofer earned a BSc in Electronics Engineering and an MSc in Biomedical Engineering at Tel Aviv University and a PhD degree at Drexel University.
CTO & Co-Founder
Shimon, and Electronics Engineer, his fifteen years of experience in biomedical devices includes research and development and six in management positions. His expertise includes signal processing of physiological signals (ultrasound Doppler, ECG, reflected Photoplethysmography, EEG, EMG, Bioimpedance and more) development of wearable consumer devices. Established experience in development of medical devices from concept to product. Shimon holds degrees in Biomedical Engineering (M.Sc - TAU) and in Electronic Engineering (B.ScTe).
Software Architect & Co-Founder
Aharon Shapira, inventor and founder, has over 30 years of experience in high technology industries. He was the founder and Chief Technological Officer Voicesense, and was in charge of R&D at Shalev Limited. He also founded and co-managed TICI – a large software company, and Sarin that is traded at the Singapore stock exchange. From 1973 to 1980, he was a Captain in the Israel Defense Forces. Aharon holds a BSc degree in Electronics Engineering, Technion and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Weizman Institute of Science.
Chief Design Officer & Co-Founder
Shlomo is an inventor and expert in the design and production of plastic products. Shlomo’s portfolio includes an extensive list of healthcare and consumer products with several successful startup companies. Shlomo created fiber optic scopes for Izmel Ltd.O and office filing systems for Huliot Plastic Industries, Israel (annual sales exceeding $10 million). As the co-founder and manager of Product Development Ltd, he was responsible for the development of a hair removal device for Remington and a steam press for the Swiss manufacturer ELNA. Some of his other companies, Scientific Innovations Ltd. And ECR, were acquired by the Irish pharmaceutical company Elan Corp. and the Japanese company AVX, respectively. A graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem.
Medical Advisory Board
Asher Tal, MD
Asher Tal is a Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics. He founded and was head of the Pediatric Pulmonary Unit at Soroka Medical Center. During the past 15 years, he has also been the physician in charge of Soroka’s Pediatric Sleep Center. Soroka is affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Prof. Tal’s research interests include childhood asthma, sleep-disordered breathing, pediatric and adult obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, and insomnia. For the last 20 years he is also the Medical director of the private Sleep Laboratory Millenium, Beer-sheva that serves among others the largest HMO in Southern Israel (Clalit Health Services). Prof. Tal has authored or co-authored more than 110 publications and is a member of the editorial board of Pediatric Pulmonology. Between 2008 and 2012, Dr. Tal has chaired the Israeli Association of Pediatric Pulmonology, and is currently the secretary general of the Israeli Society of Sleep Medicine.
Meir Kryger, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Kryger is a Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the VA Connecticut Health System since 2011. Previously he was Professor of Medicine, University of Manitoba where he established the first clinical laboratory studying patients with sleep breathing problems in Canada. Dr. Kryger has published more than 200 research articles and book chapters. He is the chief editor of the most widely used textbook in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, currently in its 5th edition and is the author of A Woman's Guide to Sleep Disorders, the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine, and Kryger’s Sleep Medicine Review. Dr. Kryger was the first to diagnose and report obstructive sleep apnea in North America. His research was the first to show the feasibility of using noninvasive techniques to ventilate post-polio patients in their homes. His laboratory elucidated the interaction between heart failure and sleep respiration publishing the first systematic study of oxygen in this condition. He has been president of both the Canadian Sleep Society and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Sleep Foundation in Washington, D.C., and served as Board. He received the William C. Dement Award for Academic Achievement in sleep medicine. In 2011 he received a Distinguished Scientist Award from the Canadian Sleep Society at the meeting of the World Association of Sleep Medicine
Dr. Kryger graduated from the McGill University Medical School, interned at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago and completed internal medicine training at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. His pulmonary fellowship was at the University of Colorado, followed by two years of research training. He is boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.