About Us


Nicki Ann Newby, Ph.D., President

Nicki is co-founder of Nian-Crae, Inc. and chief software developer.

She programmed our first product, the Log-a-Rhythm® Heart Rate Recorder,
and the accompanying Heart Rate Variability (HRV) analysis software.

Using the Log-a-Rhythm® recorder, she programmed the first software to
implement multi-finger control of a hand prosthesis.

More recently, she designed the HARI microcontroller, a versatile
interface used for data acquisition and control of devices for rehabilitation.

She is skilled in multiple software platforms.



William Craelius, Ph.D., Executive Vice-President

Bill co-founded Nian-Crae, Inc. in 1988, to commercialize rehabilitation products.

He designed the first product, Log-a-Rhythm®, one of the first digital and portable cardio-respiratory
monitors, used by clinics and researchers to monitor heart rate variability (HRV).

He led the team that produced the first multi-finger hand prosthesis, and has subsequently
applied new technology to restoration of mobility following a variety of paralytic conditions.

Bill is also Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
where he directs the Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering Laboratory