Saving healthcare costs
Avoiding loss of life and helping babies grow up healthy is, of course, paramount here. Nevertheless, there are other concerns, too: for example, although most infants diagnosed with CHD are healthy, every year more than 10 million babies are referred to pediatric cardiologists.
“The problem of unnecessary referrals costs huge amounts of money and time and we’re here to save the healthcare industry billions,” says Bahman.
Examining a patient in three minutes
Founded in 2017, the startup hit the ground running and put together the first version of its device in August of the same year.
“It was doppler based – and made out of a biscuit box,” reveals Bahman.
Evolution continued: Launched in April 2019, version 2.0 combined Doppler with AI and ECG; newest version, 3.0., which came out in May 2020, has added sound to the mix.
“The present version is two times faster than what we started with. Now it takes less than three minutes to examine a patient,” says Bahman.