Heart2Save - answering a need
Heart2Save is a health tech company founded in Kuopio in 2015. The story behind Heart2Save has its beginning in a helicopter. After the things Emergency Doctor Helena Jäntti saw and experienced in her work, she got the idea of a device that could quickly and reliably detect heart arrhythmias before they cause serious consequences. Heart2Save Oy was established to solve this problem. Helena summarizes the baseline for starting the company as follows:
”My long experience as an emergency physician has convinced me that it would be wisest to in advance tackle problems caused by heart arrhythmia. For that to be possible, we need to get a medical device in the consumer’s pocket – and that is what we are going to do right now”.
Heart2Save’s core competence lies in the identification of heart arrhythmias. The trajectory of the medical device has been the decisive factor for both product development and teambuilding. While developing the finished product, there has been a need for extensive and diverse knowledge in different branches of science: medicine, algorithms, quality, product development, service design and usability. Service design and usability ensure user-friendliness. Doctors and algorithm developers have side by side conducted scientific research, and product functionality has been validated in scientific research. It ensures patient safety.
Project funded by the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment – Arrhythmia detection as a service
Summary of the project: Reliable arrhythmia detection in order to meet the needs of consumers and health care professionals. The basic idea of the project is to use the subcontractor’s reliable measurement technology as a ‘frame’ around which ECG measuring devices suitable for different customer needs can be produced affordably and with high quality.