GreenSHeart™ is a short name for Greenhouse for Strong Heart.

Motivated to solve social-economic challenges by advancing Digital Health through a Greenhouse concept.

GreenSHeart was founded in June 2020 by Dr Nik Nailah Abdullah with her late father, Dato Haji Abdullah Ahmad (who was a long-term chronic disease patient) together with Dr David Steinhaus.

building AI technology.

A Greenhouse is an environmentally controlled place to grow plants, constructed in any place in the world, often using advanced technology for nourishment.

A Strong Heart from a medical perspective is a healthy heart and, from our philosophical perspective, a heart that acts with kindness to contribute to society.

Inspired by and blending these ideas, GreenSHeart uses AI technology to bring people together to facilitate learning, medical advances, and improved patient outcomes. We believe anything we want to do in benefiting the society and the economy is possible, even in a country with a limited resources -if we start with a strong heart in a greenhouse.

Founding team

Dr. Nik Nailah Abdullah

Dr. Nik Nailah Abdullah

PhD, Founder, Co-Inventor, Product Lead

First inventor on Malaysian & United States patent pending on the GreenSheart™ AI platform technology.

Dr Nik Nailah is a computer scientist based in the School of IT at Monash University Malaysia. She specializes in applying cognitive science theories to develop multi-agent systems. Her research interest is in developing cost-effective AI applications for the undeserved, rural patients diagnosed with heart failure and cancer disease.

In 2009, Dr. Nailah was invited as a speaker at the ‘Technovisionaire’ for the opening of the Year of Creativity Milano officiated by President Filippo Penati as recognition as being one of the three finalists for the BlackBerry¨ “Women and Technology Award” associated by IFIP in 2008. She was invited as a Google Tech Talk speaker at Google Mountain View, California, in 2008 to present her ‘The Activity States Framework’ for human-agent communication.

Dr. David M. Steinhaus

Dr. David M. Steinhaus

M.D Co-Founder, Co-Inventor

Former Medical Director Heart Failure Business and Former Vice President and General Manager for Heart Failure Business Unit, Medtronic Plc.

David M. Steinhaus, M. D., in his former position at Medtronic was responsible for leading the heart failure business including cardiac resynchronization therapy.  His responsibilities included bringing the physician’s voice to CRDM and serving as the liaison to government agencies, professional societies, and medical groups.  In addition, his leadership responsibilities include strategic business investments. 

Dr. Steinhaus has been closely associated with research and academia, performing extensive clinical studies in implantable cardiac devices and leads.  He has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has testified for the Senate Committee on the Food and Drug Administration.  Steinhaus served as Chair of the Department of Cardiology, and Director of the Electrophysiology Department at Mid America Heart Institute and St. Luke’s Hospital, Director of the Electrophysiology Fellowship Program at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine and Mid America Heart Institute, Saint Luke’s Hospital, and has instructed students in medicine since 1982.

A 1973 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, Steinhaus received his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School as part of the Harvard-M.I.T. program in Health Sciences and Technology, with AOA honors.  He completed his internship, residency, and a clinical and research fellowship in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology, in the Department of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Affiliated Scientist Team

Dr Anil Raj, M.D. Co-inventor

Dr Anil Raj

M.D. Co-Inventor

Research Scientist Anil Raj, M.D. (University of Michigan School of Medicine, 1990), followed his general surgery internship as a contract general medical officer with the US Army for one year. His interests in aerospace medicine research led him to the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory in Pensacola, Florida, following a two-year fellowship as a National Research Council Resident Research Associate at the NASA Johnson Space Center, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Raj’s interests focus on the human physiologic and psychological responses to external forces, particularly how they affect situational awareness. He has been involved with the development, test, and evaluation phases of the US Navy and NASA’s Tactile Situation Awareness System (TSAS), and directed the first helicopter and first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flight tests of TSAS.

He led the development of methods for integrating heterogeneous software agents with human-centered interfaces and adjustable autonomy as part of Augmented Cognition applications.

Prof Sergey Drakunov, PhD, Co-inventor

Prof Sergey Drakunov

PhD, Co-Inventor

Founder of Engineering Physics Propulsion Lab (EPPL) at  Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)

He is a Professor of Engineering Physics at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach, Florida. Dr. Drakunov was a PI to a number of NSF and NASA grants, as well as industrial and international research projects. He is founder of Engineering Physics Propulsion Lab (EPPL) at ERAU involved in designing and building prototypes of spacecraft systems. He is a member of Advisory Board of NASA Florida Space Grant Consortium and also serves on advisory boards of several high-tech companies.

Dr.William J. Clancey, PhD, Co-Inventor

Dr. William J. Clancey

PhD, Co-Inventor

Former Chief Scientist at NASA Ames Human Centered Computing

William J. Clancey, a computer scientist, earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1979 and graduated Summa Cum Laude in Mathematical Sciences (BA) from Rice University in 1974. He contributed significantly to the MYCIN Project at Stanford’s Knowledge Systems Lab, pioneering early AI programs for explanation, meta-level reasoning, critiquing consultation, tutorial discourse, and student modeling. His work on “heuristic classification” and “model construction operators” greatly influenced the design of expert systems and instructional programs. From 1998-2013, Dr. Clancey served as Chief Scientist of Human-Centered Computing at NASA Ames Research Center, where his team developed the Mobile Agents software for file processing between Mission Control and the International Space Station, earning prestigious awards. His subsequent research applied Brahms, a runtime system, to evaluate work systems in aviation safety. Dr. Clancey is a fellow of AAAI, American College of Medical Informatics, and Association for Psychological Science, and has been a distinguished figure in the field with numerous tutorials and keynote addresses worldwide.

Engineering Team

Roger Carff

Affiliated AI Software Engineering lead

Roger Carff, a senior research associate at the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) since 1992, has a strong background in computer science with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Florida. His significant contributions include developing a complex network of mail servers for Project Quorum and creating LLCorreo, an email tool for low-end DOS machines aimed at children, highlighting his skills in network communications and user-friendly software development. Beyond Project Quorum, Carff has played a pivotal role in several IHMC projects like CmapTools, TSAS, and Software Agents, showcasing his versatility in user interfaces, Java, 3D simulations, and distributed computing.

Sanjay Sekar Samuel

AI Software Engineer

Sanjay, an alumnus of Monash University with Honours in Computer Science, Computational Medicine, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, is a notable figure in computational medicine and AI. His career encompasses roles such as AI Software Engineer at GreenSHeart, Google Developer Group Organizer, and Researcher at Conestoga Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, showcasing his commitment to enhancing healthcare through technology. Skilled in AI, machine learning, Python, and Git, Sanjay excels in problem-solving and agile project management. His tenure as an IT Manager at Bejan Singh Eye Hospital, coupled with his work on Electronic Medical Records at Monash University, highlights his expertise in integrating healthcare and technology. Sanjay’s mission is to make high-quality healthcare accessible through innovative technology, aiming to improve global health and societal well-being with sustainable solutions.

Our Vision

Our vision is to transform chronic disease management platform with Digital Health leaving no patients and health systems behind.

Our Mission

Our mission is to contribute to human welfare by innovation in Digital Health software technology to provide systems which optimize the management of chronic disease for patients and clinicians.

GreenSHeart™ Mission Statement

Accomplishing our innovation

Open collaboration with clinicians, local communities, scientists, developers, and bright students to continuously build on the area.

Valuing human dignity and intellect

Valuing human dignity and intellect is our main innovation principle that can enrich human life.


Affordability is a design principle for us because we want it to be available to everyone.

Upholding integrity and fairness

Upholding integrity and fairness in making a profit to sustain our operations and goals

Caring for our environment

Caring for our environment in how we research and consume technological power

Moderation and balance

Governing our mission by the values of moderation and balance in our work ethics and views of advanced technological innovation.

Whether you are a clinician, scientist, a patient champion or a person from the industry who believes in our vision, we welcome you to join our community.