About Us


“Karuna Labs performed the study to measure the effects on patients using its Virtual Embodiment TherapyTM technology, which applies graded Motor Imagery, corrective exercises from physical therapy which focus on performing activities of daily living and real-time position tracking.

The study evaluated 15 patients with chronic shoulder pain and measured range of motion on three planes for each arm: shoulder flexion (arms straight above the head), shoulder scaption (arms out to the sides), and shoulder abduction (arms straight out and away from the body).

‘These study results using our proprietary VR technology have immense implications for rehabilitation in patients suffering from chronic pain,’ said Lincoln Nguyen, Karuna CEO.”


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Our Purpose

We create immmersive virtual reality technology to treat chronic pain by retraining the brain using virtual embodiment therapy.

Our Mission

To become the first line of defense against chronic pain.

Our Impact

Creating non-invasive, non-pharmacological, evidence-based chronic pain treatments.

Our Team

Lincoln Nguyen

Jon Weinberg
Andy Riedel
Dr. James Petros

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Michael Trujillo

VP of Clinical Affairs

Alison Tarwater
Product Manager
Alec Pierce
Software Engineer

Laura Lynn Gonzalez

Software Engineer
Jason Bou Kheir

Software Engineer

Anthony Alvarez

Clinical Research Lead

Cameron McPherson
Software Engineer
Kris Beebe

Physical Therapist

Devra Sheldon
Physical Therapist

Alex Damarjian

Interaction Designer

Our Clinical Advisory Board

David Smolins, MD
Robert Johnson DPT
Neil Pearson, PT, MSc
Julie Pilitsis, MD Ph.D

Adam Saby,

Ramo Naidu,

Howard Edelman

Erica Pitsch DPT

Adrian Bartoli, MD

Shinzen Young
Zoran Josipovic, PhD
Kynan Eng PhD

Nathaniel Schuster, MD

Howard Fields, MD, PhD

Ian Cheok

Jeffrey Halbrecht, MD

Contact Us

Main Office

Karuna Labs
424B Treat Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (424) 248-9314
Fax: (888) 215-0754

Research Facilities

Allied Pain & Spine
1604 Blossom Hill Rd #10
San Jose, CA 95124
Remedy Medical Group
490 Post St. #900
San Francisco, CA 94102

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