AliveCor

By Jonah Comstock January 29, 2015
AliveCor's AF detection algorithm San Francisco-based AliveCor has received FDA clearance for two new algorithms for its smartphone-connected ECG: one that detects normality and one that detects interference. These follow up on AliveCor's atrial fibrillation detection algorithm that received clearance last fall. The Normal Detector assures patients that their ECG is free of abnormalities. If...
By Jonah Comstock January 7, 2015
Smartphone ECG company AliveCor announced the publication of a long-awaited independent trial of the technology conducted by the Cleveland Clinic. As was reported at Heart Rhythm Society in May 2014, the trial showed that AliveCor's heart monitor detected atrial fibrillation that was present 100 percent of the time, and only returned false positives 3 percent of the time. Researchers at the...
By Jonah Comstock December 18, 2014
AliveCor launched its new third generation smartphone-connected EKG device, a model that is both slimmed down and considerably cheaper than its predecessors. The device will sell for $74.99, compared to the previous model's $199 price tag, and is 50 percent thinner and 40 percent lighter. "The new AliveCor third generation device is a lower-profile consumer design," Cindy Donohoe, vice president...
By Aditi Pai December 10, 2014
Japan-based medical device company Omron Healthcare has partnered with AliveCor to help bring AliveCor's FDA-cleared smartphone-connected electrocardiogram (ECG) to more online and brick and mortar retailers. AliveCor CEO Euan Thomson told MobiHealthNews in an interview that Omron already sells its own products at various retailers, and through this partnership, Omron will bring AliveCor's...
By Jonah Comstock October 30, 2014
Smartphone-enabled ECG medical device maker AliveCor and Greatcall, which makes a line of mobile phones and health services marketed to seniors, have partnered to bring the AliveCor device to GreatCall phones. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, claiming about 1 million lives each year,” David Inns, CEO of GreatCall, said in a statement. “With access to an easy-to-use,...
By Jonah Comstock September 29, 2014
Smartphone-enabled heart monitor device maker AliveCor has launched a new app for patients, which is both timed with the new iOS 8 launch and incorporates the atrial fibrillation algorithm the company received FDA clearance for in August. In addition to the AF algorithm, the new app allows patients to track medications and symptoms and has enhanced search features and graphic capabilities,...
By Aditi Pai September 9, 2014
Remote cardiac monitoring company eCardio has agreed to merge with wearable, remote monitoring device maker Preventice. The new company, which is called Preventice, said the merger will allow it to "drive innovation and growth in remote monitoring systems and mobile health applications". Preventice's co-founder Jon Otterstatter will be the president and global strategy officer of the new company...
By Jonah Comstock August 21, 2014
AliveCor has received an additional FDA 510(k) clearance, this time for an algorithm that allows its smartphone ECG to detect atrial fibrillation -- an abnormal heart rhythm that isn't always detectable to the patient, but if left untreated can lead to stroke or congestive heart failure -- with high accuracy. The app is set to launch for consumers in September. "Our pretty strong belief is that...
By Aditi Pai April 2, 2014
The AliveCor Heart Monitor can be a cost-effective method to identify high risk of stroke in adults over 65 years old, according to a recent feasibility study published in the journal Thrombosis and Haemostasis. AliveCor's heart monitor is available in the form of a smartphone case or a peripheral that attaches to the back of the phone. It sends data to a companion app that stores the device's...
By Aditi Pai March 10, 2014
San Francisco-based Azoi announced Wello, a smartphone case that measures a user's vitals including blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, and temperature. "All too often, health problems go undetected until they are too late to address," Azoi CEO and founder Hamish Patel said in a statement. "We believe that through improved self-awareness of key vitals, technology...