With $30 Million Infusion, Mobile Health Startup Bets On AI To Flag Heart Conditions

Health startup raises $30 million to detect heart conditions using artificial intelligence

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Karlsberg, who sits on AliveCor’s medical advisory board, says that in the future, the Kardia Pro platform could help detect other cardiac conditions.
  • AliveCor, which was founded in 2010, raised its profile when Gundotra, a Google executive who led the company’s unsuccessful bid to build a social networking platform that would compete with Facebook, joined as CEO in 2015.
  • Gundotra often compares the impact of the company’s Kardia Mobile device, about half the size of a credit card and only a few millimeters in thickness, to the widespread availability of the thermometer more than a century ago.

AliveCor, led by former Google exec Vic Gundotra, gets new cash infusion from investors, including the Mayo Clinic, and introduces a platform that uses machine-learning algorithms to detect atrial fibrillation and other cardiac symptoms.

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With $30 Million Infusion, Mobile Health Startup Bets On AI To Flag Heart Conditions