Alumni of UC San Diego - UCSD, Biomedical Engineering (Undergraduate)
Alumni of UC Los Angeles (Graduate)
Alumni of UC Los Angeles (Professional)
Heart disease is America’s #1 killer along with huge implications globally. Stethoscopes have served as the gatekeeper diagnostic tool for cardiac disease for nearly 200 years. Unfortunately, these devices suffer from a 50-80% misdiagnosis rate due to poor audio quality. Furthermore, stethoscopes are a huge source of infection as they are placed all over the body without cleaning between patients. In fact, a study on ER physicians revealed colonization by the highly pathogenic Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) on 1/3 of stethoscopes. Our solution to the poor audio quality and infection risk posed by conventional stethoscopes is the PulseAid, which converts any stethoscope into a wireless and tubeless device. Its ability to wirelessly transmit data into a smartphone to allow for real-time audio enhancements greatly improves diagnostic capability. Furthermore, through the use of disposable chest pieces, we’ll be able to significantly reduce the risk of infection. All this is possible at an extremely low manufacturing cost of about $10. Doctors, hospital, and consumers alike can take advantage of what PulseAid has to offer. We currently have a completed prototype and are performing pre-clinical testing. We hope to submit for FDA approval in the next six months through the 510K process. We've recently completed the Startup UCLA Accelerator program and will be seeking seed funding in Q1 2018.
Primary Industry Sector: Medical Devices
This is a a woman-founded Startup
Funding Status: Preseed