Arrhythmotech Wins Innovation of the Year Mira Award

Arrhythmotech Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen accepted the Innovation of the Year Mira Award during the 18th annual "best of tech in Indiana" gala.

Arrhythmotech, a novel medical device and software platform, received the Innovation of the Year Award during TechPoint’s 18th annual Mira Awards honoring the best of tech in Indiana.

Arrhythmotech’s neuECG(TM) platform is capable of detecting sympathetic nerve signaling (fight-or-flight activity) non-invasively on the skin with greater accuracy than traditional methods.

SKNA is a novel continuous digital biomarker that will have an impact in a number of healthcare, clinical research and wearable technology markets. The patent pending neuECG is the only product capable of detecting SKNA, and Arrhythmotech will be the world leader in technology products that harness this capability.

The practical applications could be revolutionary for clinical indications such as chronic and acute pain, epilepsy, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, sudden cardiac death, atrial fibrillation and others. Arrhythmotech is also exploring wearable and consumer applications like stress detection, human performance, fraud detection, anxiety, fatigue, mindfulness and others.

The Mira Awards judges recognize the tremendous contributions of Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen, his research and discoveries leading to the development of Arrhythmotech’s neuECG(TM) platform. The neuECG device and software have received both a Phase I ($200,000) and Phase II ($1,500,000) STTR grant awards from the National Institute of Health, and Arrhytmotech collaborators at Indiana University, Mayo Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center carried out the initial prototype testing on neuECG.

In collaboration with Rose-Hulman Ventures, Arrhythmotech has developed a beta version of the neuECG device/software platform. The beta is currently being tested at Indiana University and other top ranked research institutions around the globe. Key thought leaders in various clinical specialties will support Arrhythmotech’s efforts to validate SKNA and neuECG in multiple clinical areas. In 2017, Arrhythmotech will raise a seed round of financing to support further product development and support ongoing business development efforts.

TechPoint, the growth initiative for Indiana’s tech ecosystem, honored the successes and innovation of Indiana companies, entrepreneurs, educators, and other leaders at The Westin Indianapolis during the 18th annual Mira Awards gala presented by Angie’s List, Genesys, and Salesforce.

A total of 15 award winners and three honorable mentions were chosen from the 90 outstanding companies, organizations, and individuals who were selected as nominees this year out of the 180 applications received highlighting achievements during the 2016 calendar year.

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Fifty independent, volunteer judges spent more than 850 total hours reviewing and ranking applications, interviewing nominees, and selecting this year’s winners. Judges included company founders, CEOs and presidents; CTOs, CIOs and software developers; professors and chancellors from Indiana universities; design, human resources and sales professionals, and a variety of other subject matter experts.

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The Mira Awards are named after the first of the brilliant variable stars to be discovered – the Mira Star. It is also the Latin root meaning “worthy of admiration, wonderful, marvelous.” The awards represent the best of tech in Indiana each year.

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Joshua Hall is editor of techpoint.org. He writes about Indiana tech companies, jobs, people & events. @joshua2349