GrekTek LLC (www.grektek.com) introduces the HealthyWatch, a platform for monitoring patient heart health using a watch, a mobile app and the cloud to connect physicians and caregivers to the patient. The focus for HealthyWatch is to continuously monitor a patient’s heart rate and EKG to detect potential life-threatening changes in their heart behavior, starting with atrial fibrillation but expanding over time into other indicators of heart disease.
While Grektek moves towards FDA certification for their HealthWatch Pro version, they have launched a kickstarter campaign to bring the basic HealthyWatch model to the market and start demonstrating benefits to those with serious chronic conditions.
The HealthyWatch platform was the brainchild of two innovative tech-savvy cardiologists – Dr. G Stuart Mendenhall and Dr. Matthew Jones – combined with two entrepreneurs turned caregiver experienced in technology innovation and mobile health software – Tom Klaff and Greg Eoyang.
GrekTek’s vision is to make adherence to the physician’s care plan and associated heart health monitoring simple for the patient.
The HealthyWatch will constantly gather heart rate data and, using a proprietary algorithm, will alert the patient to generate a rhythm strip. In the event of an abnormal rhythm, caregivers and healthcare providers can be alerted to expedite medical attention. The platform will also track patient diet, activity, required medication, weight and blood pressure to provide a ‘one-stop shop’ for comprehensive cardiovascular care monitoring.
Better monitoring and tracking will lead to better health outcomes; the HealthyWatch is designed to engender healthy behavioral changes. Additionally, the HealthyWatch will potentially enable early detection of Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter, allowing for timely interventions to reduce the incidence of embolic strokes.
The HealthyWatch system is comprised of 3 tightly integrated connected components:
- HealthyWatch Pro: An attractive and easy to use watch that monitors your heart for Afib
- HealthyWatch App: An central place to manage all your health activities
- HealthyWatch Connect: A patient dashboard connecting patients to caregiver and care team
Kickstarter: HealthyWatch heart health monitor…