AliveCor said today it is premiering the Kardia Band EKG-equipped band for Apple‘s (NSDQ:AAPL) Apple Watch, designed to provide diagnostic-grade electrocardiogram readings through a smartphone-connected app, as well as a significant update to the company’s existing EKG-monitoring app. The Kardia Band is a thin wrist band designed specifically for the Apple watch that returns single-lead EKG […]
AliveCor said yesterday it tagged former Google (NSDQ:GOOG) social senior veep Vic Gundotra as its new CEO, replacing current interim CEO Euan Thomson. Gundotra served as senior veep at Google from 2011 to 2014, after joining as a veep in 2007. Gundotra was responsible for Google’s social networking and identity services, and is credited as […]
AliveCor said the FDA approved 2 new algorithms for its eponymous heart monitoring app, which is designed to detect abnormal heart rhythms using a single-channel electrocardiogram.
January 23, 2015 by Brad Perriello
AliveCor hit a major turning point for its smartphone-based ECG technology with FDA clearance for a new algorithm that helps patients diagnose their own heart rhythms.
There’s a tsunami of consumer-generated health data on the horizon and care providers would do well to get on board, AliveCor founder and chief medical officer Dr. Dave Albert told an audience today at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual Scientific Sessions.
Smartphone-based community ECG readings may help save lives as well as healthcare dollars, according to a study unveiled by mobile health company AliveCor.
AliveCor said it plans to integrate its smartphone heart monitor with an electronic medical record platform for the 1st time.
San Francisco-based AliveCor won FDA clearance to sell its smartphone heart monitor without a prescription for the 1st time, moving the device into a growing realm of self-tracking apps for the consumer market.
AliveCor is now taking pre-orders for the device, which was previously available only via prescription, and the shipments are expected to begin in March, according to a company statement.