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Brian Harris

Co-Founder & CEO


Brian is the Co-Founder and CEO of MedRhythms; a digital therapeutics company focused on the intersection music, neuroscience and technology.  Brian is a board-certified music therapist and one of 350 Neurologic Music Therapist Fellows in the world. Brian’s clinical work is focused at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, USA where he created and implemented their first inpatient full time Neurologic Music Therapy program, specializing in Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and neurologic disease and built this program to be the most comprehensive NMT program in the country.  Brian is also the Co-Founder of the Arts & Neuroscience group at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and sits on the Advisory Council of the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. He has been an invited speaker at venues throughout the world including: the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Harvard Medical School, the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Stanford University, Berklee College of Music, The Neurology Foundation of India, and Google.  Brian is an author on multiple publications related to music and rehabilitation and is listed as an inventor on several patents related to MedRhythms digital therapeutic platform.  His work has also been featured in Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Pitchfork, Mashable, The Boston Herald, XConomy, MedTech Boston and on Chronicle Boston. Brian has been named to MedTech Boston’s 40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators and Top 100 Innovation CEOs by World Biz Magazine.


MedRhythms is a digital therapeutics company that uses sensors, music, and software to build evidence-based, neurologic interventions to measure and improve walking. Music has the ability to directly stimulate the brain to improve functional outcomes, and this principle underpins the science behind MedRhythms’ digital therapeutics. These therapeutics provide direct stimulation to enable the mechanism of action in each relevant population. For more information about how music directly stimulates the brain, visit the Scientific Approach page of our website.


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