Heart health monitoring device raises 16.6 million dollars in funding
The Heart Seat™is a new cloud-connected toilet seat from Casana that will enable patients to stay at home with consistent patient monitoring. It captures important measurements for doctors, including heart rate, blood pressure, blood oxygenation and cardiac output. Internal batteries are built into the device so no re-charging is needed.
Total funding for the company has reached $16.6 million. One of the significant funders is Bemis Manufacturing Company, the largest manufacturer of toilet seats in the world. The new financing will enable the company to bring The Heart Seat to market.
“Our goal is to be able to monitor a patient’s health more naturally at home, without interruption of their daily routine,” Austin McChord, Casana CEO says. “The toilet seat is not a tech gadget. Unlike a wearable device, you can’t take it off, forget to use it or mess it up. If we do our job right, when patients use our effortless in-home heart monitoring device, we are invisible unless their health status needs attention.”
With the data from The Heart Seat, physicians will have a better understanding of a patient’s chronic conditions and can better meet the patient’s needs between appointments.
Previously known as Heart Health Intelligence, Inc., Casana is a firm that has re-invented in-home health monitoring. The company was originally founded by Dr. Nicholas Conn, who developed the product while at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
In order to further validate the technology built into The Heart Seat, the company is pursuing clearance from the FDA. The Heart Seat has already been tested through multiple peer-reviewed research studies.
For more information about Casana, please visit casanacare.com