SAN FRANCISCO and GENEVA, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for smartphones, was awarded today as one of the World Economic Forum's "technology pioneers", a selection of the world's most innovative companies. AliveCor works with health systems to help identify patients with undiagnosed heart conditions before potentially life-threatening conditions, like stroke, can occur. AliveCor helps diagnosed patients work with their physician to monitor, track and manage their condition in new ways. With the AliveCor Mobile ECG and the AliveECG app users can instantly detect the presence of atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib), a leading cause of stroke, in an ECG.
AliveCor was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates as one of the 49 selected companies. Thanks to its selection, it will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world, and be invited to the World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos" in Dalian, China, this September, or the Annual Meeting in Davos in January.
"We're glad to see a leader in the mobile health industry make it to the selection," says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. "AliveCor is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company."
"We are honored to receive this recognition as a technology pioneer from one of the most influential institution's committed to improving the state of the world. This recognition is a consideration of a great product and great teamwork that developed and brought this product to market," said David Albert, MD, co-founder and chief medical officer of AliveCor.
"We have seen the global impact of the AliveCor Mobile ECG for both patients, physicians and caregivers and we are committed to driving innovation to expand our capabilities to help save more lives across the world."
As in previous years, American-based entrepreneurs continue to dominate the list of technology pioneers: they account for more than two-thirds of the recipients, followed by the United Kingdom (4), Israel and the Netherlands (2), and individual recipients of Canada, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden and Taiwan, China. France and Spain were among the countries not counting a recipient.
The Technology Pioneers were selected from among hundreds of applicants by a selection committee of 68 academics, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and corporate executives. Notable members of the committee include Arianna Huffington (founder, Huffington Post) and Henry Blodget (editor-in-chief, Business Insider). The committee based its decisions on criteria including innovation, potential impact, working prototype, viability and leadership.
Past recipients include Google (2001), Wikimedia (2007), Mozilla (2007), Kickstarter (2011) and Dropbox (2011). More information on past winners can be found here.
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About AliveCor, Inc.
AliveCor Inc. is a global innovator in mobile technology for heart health. AliveCor works with health systems to help identify patients with undiagnosed heart conditions before potentially life-threatening conditions, like stroke, can occur. AliveCor helps diagnosed patients work with their physician to monitor, track and manage their condition in new ways. AliveCor is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, please visit www.alivecor.com.
AliveCor is a trademark of AliveCor, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries
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