The California chapter of the American College of Cardiology hosted its inaugural Technology Fair in Hollywood last month with a vision to help in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
The Aug. 6 fair, with a large gathering of practitioners and technology leaders who have developed and implemented new solutions in the field of cardiovascular medicine, also hoped to contribute to ensuring optimal quality, cost-effective care for the individuals with such diseases, and to foster the highest professional ethical standards.
Among the guests at the event — which was free for medical professionals — were leading California physicians, including many Indian Americans, who informed and inspired the conversation towards the continually evolving medical space, and the capability of developing solutions to the problems faced by physicians in medical practice.
The ACC fair provided an opportunity for the physicians to experience innovations in their field. This event was a chance for clinicians, engineers, innovators and researchers to explore, ask questions and learn more about emerging technologies, their applications and discuss opportunities to further technology to help improve patient care and outcomes.
CardioVisual, toSense and AliveCor all exhibited their companies to great response, according to an ACC statement.
Founded by Indian American Manish Chauhan, CardioVisual is a cardiologist-created, free mobile multimedia app. It serves as a resource that makes it easy for healthcare providers to explain and for patients to comprehend heart conditions and medical procedures.
The app provides more than 100 short, easy-to-understand videos and graphically illustrated information on a variety of cardiovascular conditions, treatments and devices to enhance the professional-patient engagement and communication.
Additionally, it promises the convenience of reliable and updated information, reviewed by cardiologists, available anytime, anyplace, on any iOS or Android mobile device or tablet. Physicians and innovators at the event were excited to use this tool developed by their peer and share this further with their colleagues, patients and hospitals, said a press release.
Other sponsoring products and service ideas included medical tech innovators such as Dr. Dave Albert of AliveCor, a San Francisco-based company that produces a mobile ECG; and Matt Banet, founder and chief technology officer of toSense, a body-worn sensor that remotely monitors thoracic impedance, heart rate, heart rate variability, respiration rate, skin temperature and posture.
Speakers from Scripps Clinic, U.C. Irvine, toSense and AliveCor addressed the ideas of digital cardiology, mHealth research, a collaboration of engineering and medicine, non-invasive measurements and hemodynamic parameters, among others.
An exhibitor showed cutting-edge earphones that provide real-time coaching based on users’ physiology and a vest that uses EM waves to measure lung fluid levels.
The California chapter of the ACC boasts more than 3,500 cardiovascular professionals.