Our purpose

NodeNs is developing and deploying new sensor technologies to improve efficiency, safety and user experience in the healthcare industry.

We have focused on applying 3 new technologies to achieve market leading precision in the location of assets and people.

We use our expertise to integrate location information into healthcare operations in order to improve patient and staff experience.

Our approach is a significant improvement over existing technology  (such as Wi-Fi, RFID, UWB or Infrared) and allows us to support new uses.

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Our team

Dr. Rishi Das Gupta  is co-founder of NodeNs Medical, and also a senior manager in the NHS with a background as a medical doctor. He is currently also Chief Executive Officer of the Health Innovation Network, an Academic Health Science Network which is the innovation arm of the NHS focused on spread and adoption of innovation and leads the AHSN digital programme. In his past roles as CITO at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS FT and as Director of Innovation at University College London Hospitals NHS FT he led the innovation and transformation programmes, with multiple digital technology streams including use of an RTLS systems to improve efficiency. He has deep experience of hospital operations through operational management roles in the NHS and as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company. He holds an MBA from the London Business School, and degrees in law (MA; Cambridge) and medicine (MBBS; London).

Dr. Khalid Rajab is co-founder of NodeNs Medical, and also holds a faculty post at Queen Mary University of London. He has extensive experience in technologies including wireless communications from radio frequency to mmWave, active and reconfigurable antennas and electronics, and location sensing; his research interests have included esoteric topics such as metamaterials, invisibility cloaks, and quantum-inspired algorithms for musical analysis. His work has been featured in the popular media, both in the UK and internationally, including by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC; Canada), Scientific American (Chinese edition), and Science Radio (USA). He holds degrees in electrical engineering (PhD, BSc) and mathematics (MA) from Penn State University.

Dr. Zofia Das-Gupta leads operations for NodeNs.  She has extensive experience leading health improvement projects and working with healthcare organisations in UK and across Europe. She is passionate about bringing innovative solutions to improve healthcare delivery. In her past role, as Manager, at International Consortium for  Health Outcomes Measurement she led development of health outcome sets, that matter most to patients, supporting the implementation of Value Based Health Care framework.  She was the lead for measurement and improvement at UCLPartners AHSN working with acute providers across North London and Essex. Zofia holds degrees in immunology (PhD) from UCL and biotechnology (MSc) from Jagellonian University and has worked at Harvard Medical School and Technical University Munich.

Dr. Peter Alizadeh leads development of mmWave and DSP electronics, as well as antenna design. He has expertise in active/reconfigurable mmWave structures, mmWave electronic hardware design, antennas and radar systems. He has significant experience developing electronics and control units for devices and applications at radio frequency to mmWaves. He also has extensive knowledge of measurement systems and techniques from low frequencies to THz. His projects have included a wireless telemetry system for a high altitude balloon and various radar systems. More recently he has developed a novel reconfigurable mmWave reflectarray, using Light Emitting Diodes to activate and tune photoconductive semiconductors on an inkjet-printed silver array, in order to modulate and steer the beam pattern. He has a PhD in electronic engineering from Queen Mary University of London.

Dr. Laurel S Pardue is an experienced sensor, systems and communications engineer with a talent for low-latency and responsive designs. In addition to audio engineering positions at QMUL’s Centre for Digital Music and MIT’s Media Lab, she has also served leadership roles as a Captain in the US Air Force, and as an Information Analyst for the UN Mission in Liberia. She holds a PhD from QMUL, and degrees in CSEE (BS, MEng), Music (BS), and Media Arts & Sciences (MS) from MIT. She is also a professional violinist, violist, and Balinese gamelan musician.