AliveCor, the leader in AI-based personal ECG technology and provider of enterprise cardiology solutions, announced a strategic collaboration with the Clifford Lab at Emory University School of Medicine, and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

The Clifford Lab will work with AliveCor to develop new cardiovascular insights with deep machine learning. Dr. Gari Clifford, who leads the Clifford Lab, will serve as an AliveCor consultant on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

The Clifford Lab currently hosts a team of 31 professors, research engineers, postdoctoral researchers, and doctoral students from Emory University and Georgia Tech. Since 2014, the lab has conducted work on signal processing, machine learning, and physiological modeling to reduce costs, increase accuracy, and improve access within healthcare. The resulting applications – particularly those through mobile and wearable devices – deliver predictive algorithms and scaled analysis of medical data that reaches beyond conventional clinical capacity. The lab is focused on a variety of areas, including critical care, sleep and circadian rhythms, perinatal monitoring, and resource-constrained environments such as those in developing countries.

“When I founded AliveCor, my goal was to move beyond the status quo in cardiac care. To do that, we’ve historically partnered with the best innovators and leading institutions,” said Dr. Dave Albert, Founder and Chief Medical Officer of AliveCor. “Dr. Clifford is one of the world’s premier experts on cardiovascular signal analysis and AI. His insight, paired with those from AliveCor’s data science team and the members of the Clifford Lab, allow us to develop even more clinical insights and improve quality of care.”

Dr. Clifford is the Chair of Emory’s Department of Biomedical Informatics and a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, which is run jointly by Emory and Georgia Tech. His research includes critical care, digital psychiatry, global health, mHealth, neuroinformatics, and perinatal health. Dr. Clifford’s work with AliveCor will focus on the development of Deep Learning Models, which will drive advanced AI solutions for the company. The collaboration is intended to expand novel cardiovascular insights using deep machine learning with the hopes of releasing research in 2020. This information will also better inform cardiac care in light of the current pandemic, which is transforming the healthcare landscape dramatically.

“My lab focuses on innovation-led approaches that leverage machine learning and signal processing to inform the complexities of patients,” said Dr. Clifford. “AliveCor’s contribution to the lab will help drive the idea that innovation first becomes the industry standard.”

Source: Company Press Release