Health tech startup founder, alum Swatee Surve speaks on

College PARK, Pa. — In the eighth episode of Invent Penn State’s “Dare to Disrupt” podcast, host Ryan Newman interviews Litesprite founder Swatee Surve, who received her learn of science in mechanical engineering diploma in handle programs and biomechanics from Penn State in 1998.  

Litesprite is a overall health-tech startup creating award-profitable, digital, therapeutic reason-pushed video games for chronic ailments. On the podcast, Surve talks about how her adore for interdisciplinary fields, or “mashups,” grew, commencing with her biomedical engineering experiments as an undergraduate. She discusses the change involving “gamification” and making a total-recreation knowledge. Litesprite’s flagship, clinically validated, psychological-health cell recreation, Sinasprite, provides players with a total-recreation knowledge, such as a storyline and an animated character, “Socks the Fox,” who guides gamers by just about every match interaction. Surve also shares success tales from individuals who have employed Sinasprite and mentioned they’ve found beneficial effects in their mental health. 

Listen to the job interview to find out extra about Surve’s journey. 

At the conclusion of every Dare to Disrupt episode, a present-day Penn State student is offered the option to communicate with the thriving Penn Condition alum and check with issues precise to the student’s startup and occupation aims. In episode 8, Jeff Brozena, a graduate scholar at Penn Condition finding out informatics, joins the conversation. Brozena is a participant in the 2022 Nittany AI Obstacle and is performing on a fintech instrument to support individuals with major mental diseases. He talks to Surve about the relevance and use of info in the mental wellness industry, as properly as the idea of readiness, both of those on a particular and experienced level. 

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About Dare to Disrupt

Dare to Disrupt is a podcast from Invent Penn Condition about University alumni who are innovators, business owners and leaders, and the tales behind their achievements. The podcast is hosted by alumnus Ryan Newman, a graduate of the Smeal Faculty of Enterprise and a Schreyer Scholar alumnus who is now a taking care of director at Goldman Sachs.  

Previous episodes of Dare to Disrupt include interviews with Matt Brezina, David Rusenko and Jess Weiner. 

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