In the Media

Confessions of a health tech entrepreneur

This article first appeared in NZBusiness Magazine. Richard Little is an inventor making traction in the treatment of chronic pain and other neurological conditions without the use of pharmaceuticals. Here he shares his lessons and advice for health tech entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is not a career path known for stable and steady progression. From crying in …

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The challenges for NZ’s booming healthtech sector

Our CEO and Co-founder Richard Little recently featured in the first of a three-part series by NBR’s Fiona Rotherham on the current challenges facing New Zealand’s healthtech sector. The key challenge facing the sector is the need for a national network of innovation hubs to help early-stage companies with funding, commercialisation, and research. This hub …

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The connection between chronic pain and mental health

Our CEO, Richard Little, spoke with The Nutters Club’s Hamish Williams about the connection between chronic pain and mental health.  As Richard explains, when we’re experiencing chronic pain it can negatively impact our sleep and lead to anxious thoughts about whether we will be able to get through our day or not. This can prevent us …

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The gendered differences of pain

Men and women respond to pain differently, according to new research published in the journal ‘Brain.’ Comparing how pain signals are transmitted to the brain via the spinal cord, researchers found that hormones significantly altered how women responded to pain. Exsurgo’s Chief Science Officer spoke on RadioNZ’s Nights with Bryan Crump about what this research …

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Exsurgo helps Kiwis battle chronic pain with new gaming technology

This article first appeared in Idealog. A New Zealand neuro technology company is helping chronic pain patients on their rehabilitation journey through simple games. Operating out of the North Shore suburb of Albany in Auckland, Exsurgo manufactures the Axon system â€“ a piece of technology used to help those living with chronic pain. With one in five …

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Christine Ozolins on how to use neuroscience to improve your knowledge, skills and creativity

Christine Ozolins, Chief Science Officer at Exsurgo, recently featured on the My Home Vitality podcast to discuss how neuroscience can help improve our knowledge, skills and creativity.  Christine explains the science behind learning and shares how repetition, recall and practice create and strengthen our neural pathways. She also shares when it is the best time …

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