Saccade Analytics began in 2016 with Dr. Mimi Galiana, whose research at McGill University led the field of eye and head movement analysis for over 30 years. She came to understand that although her work had tremendous potential, much more was needed before it would help patients.
With this goal, she founded Saccade Analytics and recruited Isabel Galiana to assist in building the business. Since then, we have grown under the mission to improve the standard of neurological care by translating advanced research into accessible tools.
THE SACCADE ANALYTICS TEAM
Dr Mimi Galiana
Chief Scientific Officer/
PhD Biomedical Engineering
Chief Executive Officer/
Dr. Francisco Galiana
Research & Development
PhD Electrical Engineering
Marketing & Sales
B.Eng. Chemical Engineering
BUSINESS ADVISORY BOARD
To make sure that we always stay ahead in operations, we're supported by a world-class board of business advisors
Dr. Chen Fong, C.M.
Dr. Chen Fong is a Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, formerly Head of Radiology. He is on the board of The Calgary Health Trust, the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, The Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Research Institute, the Cumming Medical Research Fund, and on the advisory board to the Dean of Medicine, University of Calgary.
As a highly successful entrepreneur and investor, he was appointed Member of the Order of Canada for his contribution to the advancement of the medical industry in Canada.
Jacques Besnainou, M.Sc.
Mr. Besnainou has more than 30 years of management and systems engineering experience in France and the United States. Recently, he served as President of Kurion Inc., which was acquired by VEOLIA group in 2016. Before that, he was President and CEO of AREVA Inc., where he was responsible for managing and setting the direction of AREVA’s nuclear and renewable energy businesses in the United States and Canada (around 5,000 employees).
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD
We're backed by a strong team of opinion-leading doctors and researchers, who support our vision through their expertise.
Dr Lance M. Optican, PhD Biomedical Engineering
Dr. Optican received his PhD in Biomedical Engineer at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He worked with David A. Robinson studying the cerebellar-dependent adaptive control of rapid eye movements (saccades). Since 1982, Dr. Optican has been a Research Biomedical Engineer in the National Eye Institute within the NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA, and in 1988 was appointed Chief of the Section on Neural Modelling within the Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research.
Dr. Alain Ptito, PhD Clinical Psychology
Dr. Ptito is Director of the Department of Psychology of the MUHC, and investigates the mechanisms involved in cerebral reorganization and plasticity in specific patient populations --- hemispherectomy, callosotomy, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke and head injury. He is now using the results of his research for the traumatic brain injury population at large, including soldiers, athletes, motor vehicle accident victims and children.
Dr Tamara Mijovic, MD CM FRCSC
Dr Mijovic is a researcher in the field of paediatric vestibular disorders as the head of the Montreal Children’s Paediatric Dizziness clinic. She is also an assistant professor at the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at McGill University. Dr. Mijovic specializes in otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery.
Dr. Pierre-Paul Vidal, MD PhD
Dr. Pierre-Paul Vidal is Director of the COGNAC-G (COGNition and ACtion Group) based at Hôpital du Val de Grâce (France) and the UFR Biomédicale des Saints Pères (Italy). He is also a lab director Centre d'Étude de la Sensorimotricité (CeSeM)at Université Paris Descartes, and at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Dr. Vidal has over 30 years’ experience in clinical neuroscience.