About us

Bringing back smiles for people with Parkinson's
Bringing back smiles for people with Parkinson's

In 2013 we met a gentleman who said, “I am very happy now but I look angry because Parkinson’s disease took away my smile”. Since then, our aim has been to bring smiles back for people with Parkinson’s.

Charco Neurotech is named after professor Charcot who, in the 19th century, was first to notice the therapeutic effects of vibratory stimulation on Parkinson’s. Since his discovery, there have been many studies around the ability of stimulation to alleviate the movement symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

As you’ll see below, our team combines a truly diverse range of skillsets and backgrounds. Together we are developing the CUE1 device, with and for people with Parkinson’s, to improve their quality of life. We believe in simple, non-invasive technologies like the CUE1 that can help improve quality of life for people with long term conditions, and to this end, we are continuously researching new treatment methods based in science.

Our development process starts and ends by listening to and testing with people with Parkinson’s, with your needs as our top priority, so our inbox is always open. Please contact us to learn more and to have a chat with us.

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Developed with people with Parkinson’s

In all the work we do, we try to focus on what people with Parkinson’s really need.

From the addition of the medication reminder feature to the development of the app and the colour of CUE1, we are always working with you to find the best solution for our users.

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Meet the Charco team

The Charco team has grown organically with people who share the same vision. We are a group of design engineers and doctors with a mission to bring a big impact to people with long term conditions by using simple technology to have a big impact.

Our board

Charlie Alvarez

CHAIRMAN

CEO of Stratus

Lucy Jung

Board Director / CEO

Innovation Design Engineer Imperial College London (MSc) Royal College of Art (MA) Korea University (BA)

Pierre Socha

Board Director

Amadeus Capital Partners

Martin Glen

Board Director

Investment Director at Parkwalk Advisors

Hiroaki Kobayashi

Board Director

Board Director and Principal at UTEC

Dr. Jae-Hoon Song

BOARD OBSERVER

Founder & CEO, Mint Venture Partners Seoul National University (MD, MS, PhD)

Our team

Will Hardie-Brown

Chief Operations Officer

EnterpriseTECH Graduate CJBS Natural Sciences & Physics Cambridge University (MSc & BA)

Archit Parhi

Central Quality

Industrial and Product Design Coventry University Mechanical Engineering KIIT University

Lucas Sole Escobar

Central Coordinator

Medical Biosciences Student at Imperial College London (BSc)

Hassaan-Ul Huda

Central Coordinator

Electrical & Electronic Engineering (MEng) at Imperial College London

Andy Kim

Quality Lead

Keith Kicheol Park

Technical R&D Lead

Mechanical Engineering & Robotics (PhD/MS/BS) at KAIST

Paul Simpson

Logistics Lead

Bora Choi

Community Support Lead

Jacqueline Prendergast

Lawyer

Juris Doctor, The University of Sydney

Liam Son

Business Support (South Korea)

Dr. Alistair Mackett

Clinical Trial Lead

Movement Disorder Specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Nicola McQueen

Product Advisor

Adult Nursing (BSc) from Glasgow Caledonian University

Dahee Han

Communication Designer

Visual Communication Design Chung-Ang University (BA)

Soyoung Park

Manufacturing QA/RA

Brian Hong

Manufacturing QA/RA

Industrial Engineering at Dankook University

Ian Hoon

Manufacturing Engineer

Loki Lee

Software Engineer

Computer Science (BSc) at Kongju National University

Piers Brady

Full Stack Developer

Alexandra Davidson

Community Support

Mujahid Rahman

Logistics Assistant

Adriana Escobar

Spain Support

Viktoria Azoidou

Research Associate

Zi Qi Kok

Clinical Research Assistant
Our advisors

Dr. Alastair Noyce

Neurologist

Clinical Senior Lecturer Honorary Consultant Neurologist QMUL & Bart’s Health NHS Trust

Prof. James Kilner

Science Advisor

Professor of Human Motor Neuroscience at University College London

Dr. Galloway

Clinical Advisor

Physician in Acute General Medicine Clinical Pharmacology Global Product Launches 100+ Publications

Prof. Kyum-Yil Kwon

Movement Disorder Specialist

Soonchunhyang University Hospital Seoul Korea University (MD) Ulsan College of Medicine (MS) KAIST PhD

Dr. Jag Ahulawalia

Chief Clinical Advisor

Eastern Academic Health Science Network MA, MB, BChir, DCH, DRCOG, MRCP, MRCGP, FRPCH, MBA NED at Royal Papworth NHS FT

Jatty Jung

Business Advisor

Founder of Kingospring Accelerator Former Samsung Senior Executive

Prof. Gyu Ha Ryu

Regulations Advisor

Global Medical Product Regulation Specialist