Introducing CorBand™ – the missing link to reduce hospitalizations.
How It Works
Heart Failure affects 1 in 5 people in the U.S., resulting in a decreased
quality of life and the largest cost to the Medicare system.
The symptoms of heart failure come on gradually and by the time
they are noticed, it is often too late for preventative care resulting
in costly hospitalizations.
The physiologic changes leading to worsening heart failure and
hospitalization are well understood. Harnessing this data in advance allows for proactive care,
preventing unnecessary hospitalizations, and increasing quality of life
for the patients while saving billions of dollars to the healthcare system.
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Wireless Telemetry To Caregiver
The CorBand™ can pair with a smartphone over Bluetooth to provide remote telemetry or use WiFi to directly stream data to the cloud for further analysis. The data is
then relayed directly to the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system of the caregiver allowing for streamlined access without altering the current workflow of the caregiver.
Designed For Simplicity
Since heart failure is most prevalent in the elderly population, the CorBand™ has been designed with them in mind. There is no display, no interface, and no adjustments required to
use the CorBand™. It simply slips onto the wrist and works. Our wireless telemetry allows us to detect when the device is not being used or if there is a problem,
enabling corrective actions. And when the battery is low, the entire device will light up, notifying the patient in a simple manner.
About Heart Failure
Heart Failure (HF) is the end point of many
cardiovascular diseases - such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes - resulting in the inability of the heart
to pump sufficient blood to meet the body's demands. This leads to the accumulation of fluids in the lungs and
periphery, which left untreated, can be life threatening and results in more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined.
Despite the technological advances, the most prevalent method used to monitor for worsening heart failure
is through relying on daily patient self evaluations. However, as the symptoms typically get worse over the course of several
weeks, people do not always notice the day to day changes - and often times are not even compliant with the required
daily self-monitoring. Although numerous studies have indicated that 50% of the hospital admissions are preventable with
early detection and treatment, there are still over 1 million hospitalizations that take place every year.
5.8 Million Patients
Have congestive heart failure in the U.S. with 500,000 new patients annually. 23 million globally.
1+ Million Hospitalizations
Occur every year in the U.S. - half are preventable
$37 Billion Cost
To the U.S. - the largest expense for the Medicare system
Within 2 months of discharge, resulting in almost $500 million in Medicare penalties to hospitals.
11 Million Physician Visits
Heart failure is responsible for 11 million physician visits each year, and more hospitalizations than all forms of cancer combined.
Reza Naima, PhD
Founder & CEO "My goal is to develop technology that will save lives while helping solve the issue of ballooning medical costs."
Operations "I joined ReThink to fulfill my life-long passion of building a product
that can truly make a paradigm shift in the medical industry"
Liviu Klein, MD, MS
Scientific Advisory Board Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support and Heart Failure Device Program at UCSF. An expert on
both the disease and technology side