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.

We are supported by
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.

Awarded by:
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

Govind Pindoria


Executive Director Imperial College Innovations Ltd

Lucy Jung

Chief Executive Officer

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

Floyd Pierres

Chief Medical Officer

Hospital Doctor Keele University (MBChB) St. Georges University (BSc Hons) Royal College of Physicians (MRCP – Lond)

Charlie Alvarez


CEO of Stratus

Pierre Socha

Board Member

Amadeus Capital Partners

Martin Glen

Board Member

Investment Director at Parkwalk Advisors

Hiroaki Kobayashi


Board Director and Principal at UTEC

Dr. Jae-Hoon Song


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)

Keith Kicheol Park

Technical R&D Lead

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

Dr. Alistair Mackett

Clinical Trial Lead

Movement Disorder Specialist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Paul Simpson

Logistics Lead

Jacqueline Prendergast


Juris Doctor, The University of Sydney

Archit Parhi

Interim Clinical Trial Coordinator

Industrial and Product Design Coventry University Mechanical Engineering KIIT University

Brian Hong

Manufacturing QA/RA

Industrial Engineering at Dankook University

Hassaan-Ul Huda

Central Coordinator

Electrical & Electronic Engineering (MEng) at Imperial College London

Dahee Han

Communication Designer

Visual Communication Design Chung-Ang University (BA)

Mario Park

Community Support

Psychology(BA) at University of British Columbia

Piers Brady

Full Stack Developer

Lucas Sole Escobar

Central Coordinator

Medical Biosciences Student at Imperial College London (BSc)

Ben Swan

Central Operations

Systems Biology (MSci), Natural Sciences (BA) at University of Cambridge

Loki Lee

Software Engineer

Computer Science (BSc) at Kongju National University

Nicola McQueen

Product Advisor

Adult Nursing (BSc) from Glasgow Caledonian University

Zi Qi Kok

Clinical Research Assistant

James Williams

Design Engineer Intern

Design Engineering & Medical Student Imperial College London (MSc) Royal College of Art (MA) Brown University (BA/MD)

Our advisors

Dr. Alastair Noyce


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