Dr Aviva Cohen: Founder and CEO
Aviva is the founder and CEO of Neuro Hero Ltd. In 1994, she began lecturing in Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and Communications Theory. She combined her academic work with a career as a Senior Communications Consultant, working with both public sector and private sector clients. In 2006, Aviva’s husband survived a stroke. This motivated her to create projects to support those living with severe disabilities.
In 2008, Aviva launched the Research & Hope website: http://researchandhope.com/ It explains clinically tested but non-standard treatments for stroke. She founded Neuro Hero ltd. in 2011 and the company went on to win numerous awards. In 2016, following this success, Aviva was invited to apply for a post-doctoral research Fellowship which was an ASSISTID/Marie Curie co fund. Over the next three years she developed a video based care plan. During 2019 she expanded this project into a Cloud based system of care for everyone, including those with the most complex needs. This received a Commercialisation Grant from Enterprise Ireland in 2020 and Aviva is now the Principal Investigator on the seamlessCARE digital care platform which is hosted in UCD.
Milind Sonawane: M.Sc. Audiology and Speech Language Therapy
Milind holds a Master’s degree in Speech Language Therapy & Audiology from the University of Mysore, India. His work experience spans over 19 years across various health care settings in India and Asia Pacific. Currently he works as a senior speech and language therapist with clients presenting with wide a range of communication disorders. Milind is passionate to try and find a match between technologies and people with communication disorders.