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AliveCor by Mind Map: AliveCor

1. Cons

1.1. Cannot produce a medical-grade 12 lead EKG

1.2. Does not diagnose/interpret possible heart attacks

1.3. Only able to recognize limited number or cardiac rhythms

1.4. No worldwide shipping

1.5. Monthly/yearly membership fee for application use

1.6. In order to get the cardiac rhythm analyzed, it requires an additional fee to the premium membership

2. Type of Device and technology it supports

2.1. KardiaCare App: Storage for EKG/blood pressure monitoring, EKG reviews from a cardiologist, automatic EKG sharing, medication tracking, and cloud storage. Compatible with Apple/Android devices

2.1.1. KardiaMobile: single lead portable EKG device

2.1.2. KardiaMobile 6L: six lead portable EKG device

2.1.3. OMRON Evolv: portable blood pressure device

3. Customer Use

3.1. Patient: Able to see EKG results in real time and assess their heart rhythm/rate. The device can interpret rhythms of Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Aflutter, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and Sinus Rhythm

3.2. Provider: Able to assess for cardiac arrhythmias that the device is able to assess remotely. Able to continually assess patient's cardiac rhythms without the patient having to visit the hospital

3.3. Educator: Patient can be educated on different heart rhythms and symptoms to have better clinical discussions with their providers and to have a better understanding on how it relates to their symptoms and when to go to the hospital in case of an emergency.

4. Pros

4.1. Allows physicians to delivery quality care by being able to monitor EKGs remotely

4.2. Added tool for tele-conference between patients and providers

4.3. KardiaPro conforms to billing requirements for RPM CPT codes for providers

4.4. Small and easy to use, results show in 30 seconds, and battery lasts 1-2 years.

5. How can it be Improved

5.1. Remove the monthly fee for the application in order to use the device to its full capacity.

5.2. Develop more technology to identify more cardiac rhythms

5.3. Develop technology where results can be seen without an application or use of a phone.

6. Founder

6.1. Dr. David Albert. Former chief clinical scientist of cardiology for General Electric. Also founded LIfetone Technology that specializes in safety, security, and health monitoring products

7. Location

7.1. Mountain View, California