David Albert, M.D.
Total Award: 1,500,000.00
Development and launch of a Smartphone-enabled electrocardiogram (ECG) device
An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a simple diagnostic test that allows medical providers to identify the source of heart problems (including inadequate blood flow, irregular heartbeats, heart disease, heart attacks, etc.) by analyzing the electrical activity of the heart. ECG machines are lifesaving devices; however, they are currently size- and cost-prohibitive to millions of heart patients.
AliveUSA, Inc. (dba AliveCor) is developing a patent-pending device that will turn any smartphone into an ECG machine. This revolutionary product will completely disrupt the electrocardiogram industry by enabling every smartphone owner and nearly all tablet and laptop owners to perform a clinical-quality ECG at any time, in any place, and at a fraction of the current ECG cost.