SAN FRANCISCO, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/-- AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared ECG technology for mobile devices, announced today the appointment of two former Google leads, Frank Petterson and Simon Prakash. Petterson joins AliveCor as the company's Vice President of Engineering and Prakash as Vice President of Products and Design. Together they will drive the development of products that will continue to enable people and doctors worldwide to proactively manage heart conditions, anywhere anytime. They will lead engineers and data scientists to disrupt the standard of cardiac care and support the company's expansion into the new Wearable MedTech space, pioneered by AliveCor.
"I am inspired by AliveCor's mission and vision of bringing together healthcare, wearable technology, and machine learning to create the 'Wearable MedTech' category and I look forward to contributing to the goal of creating technology that will make a difference in millions of lives around the world," said Frank Petterson, vice president of engineering of AliveCor. "I am thankful to be joining a team of smart, dedicated people all working to revolutionize how we approach heart health."
"I believe that AliveCor's approach to empowering people to be proactive with their heart health data is going to significantly impact the way we think about healthcare," said Simon Prakash, vice president of products and design of AliveCor. "I look forward to expanding upon what the team has already created, and working to get our technology into the hands of more people."
"We are excited to welcome both Frank and Simon to the AliveCor leadership team. Frank is one of the most renowned experts in visualization engineering and Simon is a leader in product integrity and design. Their unique skills in both software and hardware engineering and machine learning are in line with our company goals and will help further our vision of saving more lives by producing the most innovative Wearable MedTech devices and services," said Vic Gundotra, chief executive officer of AliveCor.
Prior to joining AliveCor, Petterson worked at Google heading up the engineering team for YouTube Live and Gaming and delivered YouTube's live streaming and gaming products. Additionally, while at Google, he led the engineering for Hangouts and the Google+ iOS app. Prior to Google, he spent seven years as a production technology supervisor at Industrial Light and Magic where he received nine feature film credits for the design and development of simulation software in movies such as Avatar, Transformers, Star Trek and Harry Potter. Frank is a recognized Academy Award winner for the development of the Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) fluid simulation system.
Prakash joins AliveCor with more than 20 years of experience in product development and design. He most recently served as the Senior Director of Product Hardware Development at Google where he led the design and development of the current and future versions of Google Glass. Prior to Google, he was a Senior Director of Product Integrity in the Hardware design group at Apple for almost nine years and was directly involved in developing the first iPhone, iPad, and many industry-leading laptops and desktops.
About AliveCor, Inc.
AliveCor, Inc. is pioneering the creation of FDA-cleared 'machine learning' techniques to enable proactive heart care and is recognized around the world for transforming cardiac care. The FDA-cleared Kardia Mobile is the most clinically validated mobile EKG solution on the market1 and is recommended by leading cardiologists and used by people worldwide for accurate EKG recordings. This simple to use mobile device and app-based service provides instant analysis for detecting atrial fibrillation (AF) and normal sinus rhythm in an EKG. AliveCor was recognized as a 2015 Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum and one of the 50 Smartest Companies in 2015 by the MIT Technology Review (#14). AliveCor is a privately-held company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, please visit alivecor.com.
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