Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups working on solutions for the healthcare sector. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising cardiac monitoring startups.
Heat Map: 5 Top Cardiac Monitoring Startups
Using our StartUs Insights Platform, covering 1.116.000+ startups & emerging companies, we looked at innovation in the field of cardiac monitoring. For this research, we identified 400 relevant solutions and picked 5 to showcase below. These companies were chosen based on a data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and technology among others. Depending on your specific criteria, the top picks might look entirely different.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 startups & emerging companies developing innovative cardiac monitoring solutions. Moreover, the Heat Map reveals regions that observe a high startup activity and illustrates the geographic distribution of all 400 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
FibriCheck – Heart Rhythm Monitoring
Atrial fibrillation is a heart rhythm disorder that increases the risk of stroke, heart failure, and other heart-related complications, even when symptoms are not noticeable. Therefore, early detection of atrial fibrillation is very important. Smartphone apps that enable patients to check their heart rhythm from the comfort of their homes are an easy and convenient solution to detect atrial fibrillations.
FibriCheck is a Belgian startup that offers a smartphone app for heart rhythm monitoring at home. The app is a CE-certified Class IIa diagnostic solution and detects heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillations. It is easy-to-use and provides quick results. The user places their finger on the smartphone for a minute and the results are easily shareable with doctors for analysis and interpretation afterward.
Cardiolyse – Cloud Analytics Platform
The constantly increasing number of medical devices and wearables for heart monitoring generates a vast amount of data. Data analytics platforms analyze this data for real-time monitoring of patients’ heart health. This enables timely detection of potentially dangerous events and disorders, and even prediction of such events.
Cardiolyse is a UK-based startup that develops a CE marked cloud analytics platform for real-time remote heart health monitoring and prevention. It analyzes electrocardiogram (ECG) and heart rate variability (HRV) data. The solution allows data-based prognosis of dangerous heart events for up to 2 months in advance.
VivaLNK- Wearable Patch
Millions of people worldwide suffer from cardiovascular diseases. Different methods for continuous heart monitoring aim to increase the early diagnosis of these diseases. Wearable patches are a popular option for cardiac monitoring for their convenience and ease of use.
VivaLNK is a US-based startup that provides a reusable and rechargeable wearable patch for continuous monitoring. It also enables retrospective analysis of heart rate, ECG, respiratory rate, and 3-axis motion. The patch is comfortable to use, water-resistant, and lightweight at just 7.5 grams. VivaLNK’s wearable patch has received the CE certification and FDA clearance.
Hulu Devices – Auscultatory Blood Pressure Measurement
The auscultatory method is a gold standard non-invasive method for blood pressure measurement. Smartphone-based solutions with cuffs and smartphone apps provide a number of benefits over conventional methods for auscultatory blood pressure measurement. These include the ability to record, visualize, and playback auscultatory sounds, as well as the ease of sharing the sound files with the doctor.
China-based startup Hulu Devices develops Accutension, a smartphone auscultatory blood pressure measurement kit, consisting of a cuff and an accompanying smartphone app. The app records the beat pulse sounds or Korotkoff sounds related to blood pressure. These are available for validation later, eliminating the need to listen to auscultation sounds in real-time. The Accutension app enables sound playback and visualization and, additionally, shows deflation rate.
Bold Diagnostics – Finger Monitor
High blood pressure or hypertension increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the world. Hypertension is sometimes called a silent killer, because it often doesn’t present any symptoms, remaining unnoticed until it is too late. Innovative solutions, such as cuffless finger monitors, enable people to conveniently monitor their blood pressure at home, reducing the number of undiagnosed hypertension cases.
The US-based startup Bold Diagnostics develops a cuffless finger monitor for measuring blood pressure. The Bold CTRL only requires a few heartbeats to measure the blood pressure enabling fast and convenient monitoring. The monitor connects with the Bold mobile app to allow the users to visualize trends and gain insights into their heart health. It also allows sharing personalized health reports with a physician.
What About The Other 395 Solutions?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence so you can achieve your goals faster. The 5 cardiac monitoring startups showcased above are promising examples out of 400 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria, get in touch.