Wireless medical technology and research services company CardioNet has entered into a multi-year agreement with the Belgium-based nanoelectronics research centre IMEC and its Dutch affiliate Holst Centre to develop new cardiac monitoring devices over the next 18 months.
The new monitoring devices will leverage CardioNet's proprietary algorithms and back-end infrastructure, IMEC's ultra-low power ECG readout application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) with integrated motion artifact reduction, as well as Denmark-based Danish Electronics, Light & Acoustics' (Delta) ECG electrode patch, which is the smallest in the world.
The new products are expected to improve patient experience during monitoring, and to be a major advance in the field of remote cardiac monitoring, according to CardioNet.
IMEC president and CEO Luc Van den hove said that previously, CardioNet had introduced the first mobile outpatient cardiac telemetry system, Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT), for the diagnosis and monitoring of cardiac arrhythmias or heart rhythm disorders.
"We are delighted to see how our ultra-low power integrated circuits translate to such system innovations, and are excited to work with CardioNet."
CardioNet president and CEO Joe Capper said the company selected IMEC based on its proven track record of developing new products for a distinguished group of global partners.
"This collaboration will further advance the use of remote technology to improve the quality of patient care," Capper said.