About Me


Dr James Cannan

CEO at MiniWear

CTO at Sana

UI Creator










My Name is Dr James Cannan and I am the CTO of Sana Health UK. My mission is to make the world a better place by developing technologies that improve peoples lives, such as at Sana where we help people with the most severe cases of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, and insomnia. I have also been the founder and CEO of MiniWear Ltd. which specialised in open source DIY Miniature and Wearable Electronics, and i have a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Essex, of which i was part of the Human Centered Robotics Group.
My previous research has been on Human Machine Interaction (HMI), of which i primarily focus on bionic muscle interfaces such as Electromyography (EMG), although my interests lie in all areas of human machine interfaces. I have special interests in unique interactions with sensors for improving human interaction with robotics, prosthesis and electronics.

Fields Of Interest

Health Tech     |     Wearables     |     Sensors     |      Human Machine Interaction (HMI)     |      Muscle-Interfaces    |     Electromyography(EMG)      |     Robotics     |     Prosthesis      |     Resistive Force Sensors      |     Fabric Sensors      |     Capacitive sensing      |      Exoskeleton       |       Motion Sensing       |      Human Powered Electronics     |     IOT      |