With $30 Million Infusion, Mobile Health Startup Bets On AI To Flag Heart Conditions
AliveCor, the Silicon Valley-based maker of the $99 Kardia Mobile, a portable electrocardiogram device, is now betting that artificial intelligence will help doctors monitor patients’ heart conditions. Its machine learning algorithms will automatically flag abnormal ECGs, leading to early detection of common heart arrhythmias and helping to prevent strokes.
The company, which is led by former Microsoft and Google exec Vic Gundotra, on Thursday unveiled Kardia Pro, a platform that connects doctors and patients. It uses AI to detect atrial fibrillation, the most common cardiac arrhythmia, which it then flags for physicians.
AliveCor also said it has raised an additional $30 million in funding, led by Omron Healthcare, a maker of personal wellness products, bringing its total financing to date to more than $43 million. The Mayo Clinic, which last year entered into a collaboration agreement with AliveCor, is also an investor. The company would not say how much capital the healthcare provider is investing.
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