AliveCor

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...
By Aditi Pai November 30, 2013
This week MobiHealthNews covered UCLA's partnership with smart cane startup Isowalk, rounded up 51 digital health metrics for 2013 and reported on a UK startup's Bluetooth measuring system for ostomy bags. This was just some of the news that has come out recently. Here are some other pieces we have been reading. The Next Frontier in Heart Care -- Wall Street Journal The Framingham Heart Study and...
By Jonah Comstock November 18, 2013
Smartphone-connected ECG maker AliveCor has added a telemedicine service to its product. AliveCor AliveInsights will allow patients to send their recorded ECG readings to remote cardiac technicians or cardiologists for interpretation at any time, for a fee. AliveCor co-founder Dr. Dave Albert has long hinted that this service was in the works. "A human over-read with a very reasonable cost per...
By Neil Versel October 8, 2013
"Ten years from now, we'll be talking about behavioral change methods, not the technology." That was a prediction Don Jones, vice president of global strategy and market development for Qualcomm Life, the healthcare connectivity division of San Diego-based telecommunications firm Qualcomm, made Friday at the University of Southern California's seventh annual Body Computing Conference in Los...
By Neil Versel October 4, 2013
AliveCor, maker of a low-cost, smartphone-based ECG device for the iPhone, has gained FDA 510(k) clearance for a long-anticipated universal ECG attachment that works with just about any late-model Android or iOS smartphone or tablet, and is now available for sale in the US. The new AliveCor Heart Monitor, introduced Friday at the University of Southern California's seventh annual Body Computing...
By Brian Dolan August 20, 2013
Researchers in Australia presented findings this month on the accuracy and benefits of the mobile health device developed by Khosla Ventures-backed US company AliveCor. The iPhone-enabled AliveCor Heart Monitor, formerly called the iPhone ECG, captures ECG from a special case that fits the patient or physician's smartphone. While the device's inventor American cardiologist Dr. Dave Albert is well...
By Brian Dolan August 13, 2013
Last week AliveCor, which offers the FDA-cleared iPhone-enabled Heart Monitor (formerly called the iPhoneECG), appointed board member and Khosla Ventures operating partner Euan Thomson as interim CEO. Just five months ago the San Francisco-based company announced the appointment of its previous CEO Dan Sullivan, a longtime medical device industry executive and entrepreneur, who has now left the...
By Jonah Comstock July 8, 2013
EPI Mobile Health Solutions, a Singapore-based company, has received FDA clearance for a smartphone-enabled ECG device -- one which the regulatory agency refused to import last fall. The company claims on its website to be "the world’s first, patented Electrocardiogram ('ECG') function integrated onto a mobile phone," likely referring to its EPI Life mobile phone offering. EPI Mobile Health has...