Millions live with chronic neurological conditions as a result of stroke or other brain injury, or the onset of progressive disorders like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Many can improve brain function with long-term therapy, but access to that therapy is limited by insurance coverage, and by a shortage of licensed clinicians.
Recovery shouldn’t stop after a clinic visit, or when insurance runs out. Because the brain’s ability to heal never stops.
We believe that large scale data and AI, which has augmented our lives in other areas, can support us when we need it most: to help the brain recover from injury or decline, and to inform new advances in brain health.
Today we’re working to deliver a personalized course of therapy that can help injured patients reignite their essential life skills. As we collect and share insights, we’ll do even more to enhance recovery protocols, and use technology responsibly to continuously learn about the human brain, for the good of all.
Standardize Care Delivery
Real-time performance metrics allow for remote monitoring of progress, and delivery of effective and highly personalized brain therapy at scale.
Providers deliver brain therapy more cost effectively, and users can access it without limits for a full year for less than the cost of one in-clinic session.
Constant Therapy home users take less time to master tasks and practice therapy more frequently than users who only practice in the clinic.
Who we are
Veera Anantha, PhD
_FOUNDER, AND CEO
Veera is a hands-on technology executive and business leader with a passion to bring positive change through the power of data and AI. He created Constant Therapy, an award-winning mobile app that uses artificial intelligence to help tens of thousands of people living with neurological conditions regain essential life skills.
Veera also successfully built a number of innovative products at other startups, including at a company acquired by Apple that developed the world’s fastest digital signal processor. He began his career as a Lead Engineer at Motorola developing mobile software and hardware products, and later, as Vice President of Engineering at a startup acquired by Motorola, developed software products that are now used worldwide to manage wireless networks. Veera has six technology patents and recently won TiE Boston’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. He is an expert mentor at MassChallenge HealthTech and Insight Data Sciences, is a Charter Member of TiE Boston, and is a guest lecturer for Entrepreneurship at Questrom School of Business. Veera holds a PhD in electrical and computer engineering and a master of science degree in physics from Northwestern University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
_CO-FOUNDER, AND CTO
Mahendra is a seasoned technologist with expertise in building and managing distributed software systems. A co-founder of the company, he architected the current version of the Constant Therapy product. He oversees Constant Therapy’s technology development, including engineering, data science and IP development activities. He co-invented and designed the patented NeuroPerformance Engine, the revolutionary AI that powers Constant Therapy, and is building the company’s next generation products powered by AI.
Mahendra has over three decades of experience building enterprise-grade software systems. During this time, he has worked with and led global engineering teams across the US, Korea, India and China. Prior to Constant Therapy Health, Mahendra was the Member of Technical Staff at Applied Materials, where he designed and developed framework and infrastructure components for factory and equipment automation systems that are deployed in semiconductor fabs around the world.
Mahendra’s passion for science and technology extends beyond his work. He spends his spare time researching new trends in computing and software development, and enjoys mentoring high school and college students in all areas of STEM.
Mahendra holds a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University, where he did research in optical communications, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
Swathi Kiran, PhD, CCC-SLP
_FOUNDING SCIENTIST, PROFESSOR IN NEUROREHABILITATION
A world-renowned expert in aphasia rehabilitation and brain plasticity, Dr. Kiran is a scientific advisor to and co-founder of Constant Therapy Health. She is also the Associate Dean for Research at the Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, the Director of the Aphasia Research Laboratory, the Research Director of the Aphasia Resource Center, and a Faculty Member of the Neurophotonics Center (NPC), all affiliated with Boston University.
Dr. Kiran’s research focuses on aphasia patients, particularly on treatment efficacy, experiments in language processing and functional neuroimaging, with the goal to understand the mechanisms underlying brain plasticity and how treatments can help patients with language recovery.
Dr. Kiran has been honored throughout her career with a number of prestigious appointments, including as an Invited Attendee on the White House Initiative on Precision Medicine, a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and a Faculty Mentor at the ASHA Clinical Practice Research Institute (CPRI). Her professional affiliations are numerous and include serving as conference chair of several international and national conferences as well as editor or editorial board member of scientific journals such as Frontiers in Neurology; Stroke, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience and the Journal of Neurolinguistics. Dr. Kiran is the author or co-author of more than 90 scientific journal articles, several book chapters, and an invited speaker at, to date, more than 50 national and international level scientific conferences.
A certified speech language pathologist and a member of ASHA and Academy of Aphasia, Dr. Kiran holds a PhD and a master’s degree in speech language pathology from Northwestern University.
Jordyn Sims Pierce, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
_VICE PRESIDENT OF CLINICAL OPERATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
Jordyn is a practicing clinician and Vice President of Clinical Operations for Constant Therapy Health. She coordinates internal and external research projects, leads content development, and advises on product design. She is also the Founder and Director of Pierce Speech, Language, and Learning Center, a private practice for adults and children in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
A certified speech language pathologist and a member of ASHA and RESNA, Jordyn holds a master’s degree in speech language pathology from Boston University and an MBA in Healthcare Management from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to receiving her graduate degree in speech-language pathology, Jordyn taught 8th Grade English with Teach For America. She has worked in multiple settings as a speech-language pathologist, including private practices, inpatient units, and outpatient clinics.
Jordyn’s graduate research focused on neuroplasticity in people with aphasia following stroke. She has presented at peer-reviewed conferences on the impacts of big data on healthcare management, as well as the influences of concomitant conditions in medically complex persons with speech and language deficits. Jordyn received the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board Scholarship from Johns Hopkins University and the Graduate Leadership Award from Boston University. She is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honors Society.
David Lin, MD
_MEDICAL ADVISOR, NEUROLOGIST, MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
David J. Lin, MD is a critical care neurologist and neurorehabilitation specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He attends in the MGH Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit and directs the MGH NeuroRecovery Clinic. His clinical practice is dedicated to improving care for patients with acute neurological injuries throughout the post-acute care continuum.
Dr. Lin’s interdisciplinary research program focuses on understanding systems neuroscience mechanisms of recovery from stroke in order to inform new treatments. He received his B.S. with honors in Mathematics and Computational Science from Stanford University, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Pathway at Harvard Medical School, and completed clinical training in Neurology, Neurocritical Care, and Neurorecovery at Massachusetts General Hospital.
_DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
Melissa McCormack is a seasoned solutions specialist with over 25 years of professional experience in creating and implementing memorable customer experiences. As one of Constant Therapy Health’s first customer experience specialists, Melissa designed the customer service experience for patients living with communication and cognitive conditions, as well as caregivers, clinicians and enterprise clients, crafting the atmosphere of support now recognized as one of Constant Therapy’s key differentiators.
As Director of Customer Solutions, Melissa works with strategic partners, handling both the creation and implementation of tailored partner solutions. In addition, Melissa also guides new product development through analysis of product usage, features, quality, and more.
Before joining Constant Therapy Health, Melissa spent over two decades bringing marketing and customer solutions to companies like TJX, Citizens Bank, and Monster.
_CISA, HCISPP, PMP, HITRUST CCSFP
Bill is a veteran healthcare security and privacy practice leader with long experience assisting life science firms meet and achieve their goals for cybersecurity, privacy and data management. As CISO, Bill is responsible for regulatory and third-party compliance requirements and assists the operations and development teams to ensure that processes and applications meet these requirements.
Bill has been involved in IT governance, security and privacy for over 30 years. AS CISO, Bill has worked with a wide range of healthcare firms including digital health startups, biotech and pharma, EMS, hospitals, provider networks and insurance companies. Some of Bill’s clients have included Alabama DPH, Amgen, Anthem/Blue Cross, Cardinal Health, Kaiser Permanente, and USC Keck.
Learn about Constant Therapy
An award-winning app used by patients recovering from stroke and TBI, or living with other neurological conditions.
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We’re using AI and real-world evidence to accelerate research and innovation in brain science.