Flexible patches will allow patients to monitor their heart health in real time.
David Savastano, Editor10.16.19
Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease was listed as the underlying cause of death in 840,678 deaths in the US in 2016, approximately one of every three deaths. Worldwide, cardiovascular disease was the cause of 17.6 million deaths in 2016.
Currently, heart ultrasound is used to determine cardiovascular health, and requires a visit to the doctor. A wearable device would allow people to monitor their health in real-time.
A spin-off of imec and KU Leuven, Pulsify Medical is looking to develop a solution for monitoring cardiovascular health. The start-up is developing noninvasive wearable ultrasound patches. With €2.6 million in seed funding, the company is on its way to its goal of monitoring hart health.
“Current therapeutic options are either invasive or can only be applied on a short-term basis and need to be operated by very skilled personnel,” said Iwan van Vijfe
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