Ms. Ria Rustagi
Entrepreneur | Co-Founder - Neuphony
Ms. Ria Rustagi
Achiever's Success Story
Using technology for the amelioration of brain health
Alumnus of the NTU, Singapore and TUM, Germany, Ms. Ria Rustagi is also a B.Tech graduate from JIIT Noida. On the professional front s, Ms. Rustagi has been contributing as a development engineer physical design to develop automotive microcontrollers at a German company.
With her strong background in electronics & communication, Ms. Rustagi was struck with the idea to make a difference in the lives of people due to an unfortunate occurrence in her personal life. Her sister, Pankhuri got a rare brain infection (year 2016) at the age of 25 which led her to be hospitalised in the stroke ICU for 6 months. Not being able to comprehend what was going on, the inability to communicate with her sister and eventually losing her to the rare brain infection lead Ms. Rustagi to come up with the idea of inducing brain fitness.
Bhavya Madan,Co- Founder, a BTech graduate himself was fascinated by EEG technology as his past workplace was working on it. When he asked Ms. Rustagi about doing something together in the space of brain activity, Ms Rustagi was nudged in the right direction and that is how Neuphony was born.
Neuphony is India’s first brain wearable device which comes with a Mobile application and an SDK which can be used by researchers, developers and also other businesses to develop their application example brain-controlled games, wheelchair, VR Headsets etc. Neuphony’s vision is to help people like Ms. Rustagi’s sister Pankhuri, people who need to become self-aware and change their reactive approach to mental health by proactively monitoring their brain activity. The 8 uniquely placed sensors and ML based processing of the EEG signals recommend custom brain training regime.
They have sold 25+ devices across the world and shipped 10+ devices for other collaborations/promotions. Neuphony’s mentors include Dr. Jeff Tarrant, Director – Neuro-meditation Institute and Dr. Sushil Chandra from DRDO.