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Alexis NormandAlexis Normand

Healthcare Development Director
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What do you expect of your participation at the European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth?

The European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth is a unique occasion for us to strengthen our connections with healthcare providers in the cardiology space. We hope to raise awareness among caregivers and researchers about the existing integration of smart devices into heart health remote monitoring solutions, namely for prevention in Hypertension or CHF. During this congress, we want to showcase the relevance of new measures available on the new body scale Body Cardio, i.e. Pulse Wave Velocity. This is also an opportunity to encourage researchers to participate in our joint Research Challenge with Stanford, aiming to promote the use of connected devices in cardiovascular diseases.

According to you, what would most help eCardiology and eHealth to grow in the very near future?

Connected health in the field of cardiovascular diseases will continue to increase because of the impact of these diseases on our healthcare system. This is an area where smart devices can play a huge role in reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and provide early detection, if not prediction. Furthermore, Connected health strengthens primary and secondary prevention efficiently and, as a consequence, it allows a decrease in the costs of healthcare.