Ben Fahy

Richard Little tells the Exsurgo story on the Roll with the Punches podcast

Exsurgo co-founder and chief executive Richard Little made a guest appearance on Tiffanee Cook’s podcast, Roll with the Punches. In the episode, he provided a rundown of Exsurgo’s Axon technology, which showed promising results in a recent proof-of-concept trial in the UK, and talked about why he’s so passionate about helping the one in five …

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Patients endure far less chronic pain after wearing headset that ‘reads’ their brainwaves, trial reveals

Writing in the major UK media outlet Daily Mail, Fiona McRae reports on the exciting potential to treat the eight million adults suffering from chronic pain in the UK, using Exsurgo’s Axon technology. EEG neurofeedback is not widely available through the NHS, due to its high cost and the need for patients to visit a …

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The power of the mind: how brain-computer interfaces like Axon can help treat chronic pain, by Exsurgo’s Chief Technology Officer Faisal Almesfer

As an engineer who has spent over 15 years working in the health sector, I’ve always sought to harness the latest science and technology to come up with novel solutions to challenging problems.  When I was studying my Masters in Mechatronics at Auckland University, my thesis was on a home use robotic rehabilitation device and, …

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The Guardian’s Linda Geddes on the ‘reorganisation of the pain system’

In the excellent introductory feature to The Guardian’s week-long series on chronic pain and long Covid, Linda Geddes detailed the growing prevalence of chronic pain and the acceptance of nociplastic pain in the medical community. As she wrote: Traditionally, doctors have divided pain into two categories: nociceptive pain, triggered by injuries such as bruises, burns, …

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The Guardian’s week-long series on chronic pain and long Covid

The Guardian is running a major editorial series called The Pain That Can’t be Seen, which takes an in-depth look at the growing health issue of chronic pain and how the pandemic might have exacerbated it given musculoskeletal pain is a common complaint of those who have had Covid-19. “Sufferers of chronic pain have long …

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Neuroscience company Exsurgo announces Jiva Muthu as COO

New Zealand neuroscience company Exsurgo has appointed experienced senior engineering executive, Jiva Muthu as Chief Operating Officer.  Muthu joins Exsurgo from Rakon – one of the world’s largest manufacturers of frequency control products and timing solutions – and has 18 years’ experience in the medical devices industry with Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Rex Bionics and …

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Newshub covers Exsurgo’s chronic pain treatment innovation, shares results of Axon’s UK trial

Newshub, one of New Zealand’s biggest news services, has reported on the potential of Exsurgo’s Axon technology to help treat chronic pain and shared the results of a proof-of-concept trial in the UK. As Laura Tupou’s story said: The answer to chronic pain management could be to retrain your brain. A Kiwi company has designed …

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More and more US adults have chronic pain, new study shows

In a new study, researchers have found that the prevalence of chronic pain is increasing for all demographics of U.S. adults. The research, which appears in the journal Demography, highlights that the prevalence of chronic pain has increased the most for people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. “We looked at the data from every available perspective, including …

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UK medicines watchdog recommends physical and psychological therapies when treating pain with no known cause

The Guardian has reported on a significant change to guidelines for pain treatment from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which say that doctors “should advise sufferers to use physical and psychological therapies rather than analgesics to manage their pain”. There is “little or no evidence” that treating the condition with painkillers makes any difference to the person’s …

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